Oxon Hill Charter Chapter

Fort washington, md

American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.


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Executive Board

Evie Wallace

Dr. Sandra Newsome
Vice President

Dr. Tracey Jackson

Dorothy Ellington

Delores McClain


Delores White

Audit Chair


Marilyn Thorne

Fundraising Chair

Delores McClain

Dinner Dance Chair

Dr. Sandra Newsome

Education Chair

Earsie Lee

Hospitality Chair

Rhonda Scott-Johnson

Prof Dev Chair


Doris Brown
Membership Chair

Delores Frazer

Newsletter  Chair



LaVada Harris

Publicity Chair

Courtney Scott-Edwards

Charlotte Brown

Kathy Jeffery

Diahna Brown

Marcea Anderson

Liz Bunn

Bluette Williams

Mazie Boone


Liala Miller

Elma Scott-Brandon


Ruth Peterson

Flora Gaskin

Janice Watson

Earthel Foster

Cecelia Bowlding

Gabryelle Awkard

Student Member

                                                         Vinneiqua Stevens


Marilyn Thorne – 2019 Woman of the Year

 Oxon Hill Charter Chapter will honor our Woman of the Year on May  18,  2019.   Ticket cost is $50 per person. 

Marilyn is a strong supporter of our Chapter, our community, her church, her sorority (AKA), and runs a successful business that employs many and provides great service to Prince George’s County. Marilyn has selected as her theme, “Phenomenal God, Phenomenal You, Phenomenal Me!”  Her colors are black and white with a touch of pink and green.   

Marilyn has requested that in lieu of personal gifts, donations be made to her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University.  Enter “Marilyn Thorne Endowment” on the check memo line. We hope that you will honor her request. The endowment fund is a tax deductible 501 (c)(3).




Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.

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