Foundation Officers

Steven B. Skinner, EdD

William Mills
Immediate Past President

Rodney McRae
Vice President

Anthony Thompson

Derek White
Financial Secretary

Richard Hayes, PhD
Recording Secretary

Gerald Tootle
Corresponding Secretary

Lee House, JD
General Counsel

Gerald Tootle
Dir. of Educational Prog.

Robert Debrew
James Durant
Charles Goodman
Eddie Gripper
Edwin Monteverde
Howard Randolph
Kendall Richards, PhD
ETL Education Foundation
P.O. Box 501
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Office of the President

Welcome to the ETL Education Foundation website.  Whether a first time visitor or someone
presently involved with our programs, it is my pleasure to welcome you!  

Since 1985, the Foundation has been working at the forefront of “Educating Tomorrow’s
Leaders.”  We do this through a series of programs that promote achievement, cultural
awareness, mentoring and community partnerships.  Our goal as an organization is to
address the academic achievement gap by creating viable strategies that assist in narrowing
the divide that limit the educational potential of our youth.   As a volunteer organization of
primarily African American and Latino concerned citizens we embrace the opportunity to be
innovators of change.  

In 2016, the Foundation will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of its flagship program, the Annual
College Tour.  The College Tour is clearly an example of the organization’s contribution to the
community. Over 3,000 student participants, including  College Tour alumni from over 15
states, Africa and the Caribbean have and continue to  benefit from ETL Education
Foundation programming.  Our track record of success in motivating young men and women
to seek higher education is is indeed laudable.  

Our communities continue to struggle with academic achievement when compared to other
ethnic groups.  Our students need support as they grow from precocious youth to full-fledged
adults  Visualization is a critical element in nurturing the success of a young man or woman.  
Foundation programs allow students to envision their potential and provide positive
reinforcement that academic achievement leads to life accomplishments!

Programs such as the Annual College Tour, our Virtual University Initiative and youth
mentoring programs, provide students with “hands-on” experiences and opportunities to
grow confident; learning that the rewards of a quality education are well worth the required
work.   Students have the opportunity to meet and interact with those who have similar goals
and dreams.  Furthermore, they become a part of the ETL Family which brings with it a
lifelong commitment not only to individual success but also to nurturing the success of

We hope that you will find our website helpful and informative.  I invite you to explore the
website and contact us with your questions and ideas.  You may contact me directly at The work continues!

                                                                                                     Steven B. Skinner, EdD