Early Founders

First Row
Mrs. George C. Van Dusen
Mrs. Oscar W. Johnson
Mrs. James Anderson
Mrs. Edward H. White, Jr.
Miss Elizabeth Fordham
Mrs. Roscoe T. Anthony
Mrs. Lucius Pond Ordway

Second Row
Mrs. Raymond H. Neal
Mrs. Gustave A.  Maass
Mrs. Bailey Brown Sory, Jr.
Miss Marjorie Nickerson
Mrs. Edward F. Hutton
Mrs. Austin B. Rittenour
Miss Madeline Fieury
Mrs. James Hollingsworth
Mrs. Clarence M. Chauncey

Third Row
Mrs. Howes Nickerson
Miss Bertha K. Evans
Mrs. Harold Cluett
Mrs. Bryant McQuillen

Fourth Row
Mr. Robert Andrews Brown
Mrs. Joseph W. Fribley
Mrs. R. J. Wean
Mr. Claence M. Chauncey

Early Contributors

  • Louis S. Clark, Honorary President (Mrs. Anthony's father).

  • Charles Frances Coe, Suggested the name and donated legal services to incorporate Opportunity, Inc.  January 25, 1939.

  • Lester Geisler - Architectural designer for Riviera Community House.

  • Gerald B. Lambert - donated the property at 311 Florida Avenue.

  • Frank J. Lewis, Riviera Beach developer, donated a 10 acre property.

  • E.F. Hutton donated generously The Colored Children's County Home.

  • Rosa Page Welch, a nationally known mezzo soprano gave two concerts raising funds furnishings for The County Home.

  • Mr. & Mrs. James E. Hollingsworth presented travelogues of their travels at The Society of the Four Arts as fund raisers.