Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. -  Mary McLeod Bethune

M-B Section  NCNW, Inc.

P.O. Box 6037, Largo, MD 20792

​​Commitment, Unity and Self Reliance

Mitchellville-Bowie Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc.


The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.                   

Mary McLeod Bethune

projects & events

Dear Section President and Affiliate Heads: 

I would first like to say thank you for your support of our previous programs and look forward to working with you continually. As you know, the Bethune-Height Recognition Program is a major fundraiser for NCNW. This year we will celebrate 49 years of honoring those who support the mission and the values of NCNW. The Bethune-Height Recognition Program celebrates individual NCNW members who contribute a minimum of $300 or become a new Life or Legacy Life member through the Bethune-Height Recognition Program. These contributions are utilized to meet NCNW’s annual operational cost and delivery of service programs to our communities. The collective support is needed from all Sections and Affiliate members to accomplish our goal.

​This year’s Bethune-Height Recognition Awards Program will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Ctr Dr., Greenbelt, MD 20770, on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The level for Bethune Achievers, Life, and Legacy Life Membership must be paid through the MARBHRP to be recognized at the luncheon:

Bethune-Height Achiever - $300 (Personal Donation, or Raffle Tickets)

Life Member - $500 *National request you hold/make 1 payment

Legacy Life Member - $1000 *National request you hold/make 1 payment

​Please submit the Individual Pledge Form if you are becoming a B-H Achiever, Life Member, or Legacy Life Member, and/or AD or patron/supporter. Email the form with your full payment to, and cc: Tina Tyson at to let the BHRP Committee know that your payment is on the way. ALL PAYMENTS are due on September 1, 2023. Please mail your payment to BHRP, P.O. Box 12174 Silver Spring, MD 20908.

The Mid-Atlantic Bethune-Height Recognition Committee (BHRC) of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is also accepting nominations for Special Awards.  Please complete the Nomination Application and submit your complete nominee’s packet to the Awards Selection Committee no later than close of business, Friday, May 19, 2023.

​If you require additional information (other than forms), please contact me at (301) 367-0892 or


Vicky Stanley

Vicky Stanley,
Chair, Mid-Atlantic Bethune-Height Recognition Committee


We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.           Dr. Dorothy Irene Height

Bethune Height Recognition Program Souvenir Journal


We seek to meet community needs through our various outreach programs.  With our partnership with the Adopt-A-Family program we have served over 50 families during Thanksgiving and Christmas.