The Sons and Daughters of Distinction

Each year the Bettie Brand Mothers’ Empowerment Fund board members choose a Son and Daughter of Distinction to be recognized at the Spring gala.  In addition to their strong professional lives, the Sons and Daughters are known for their extraordinary help and support given to the Atlanta community and The Bettie Brand Fund. Take a look at the past and current Sons and Daughters of Distinction below and read their amazing and powerful stories.    

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Dr. Henrie Treadwell

2021 Daughter of Distinction


Reginald Mebane

2021 Son of Distinction

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Joyce Shlesinger

2020 Daughter of Distinction


Steve Smith

2020 Son of Distinction

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Jackie Garson Howard

2019 Daughter of Distinction

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Milton Jones Jr.

2019 Son of Distinction

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Elaine Alexander

2018 Daughter of Distinction

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Chris Wilson

2018 Son of Distinction

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Natosha Reid Rice

2017 Daughter of Distinction


H. James Dallas

2017 Son of  Distinction


The purpose of the fund is to “Provide women in need with a hand up, not a hand out, so they may live with dignity and independence”.  



The Bettie Brand Mothers’ Empowerment Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by the law in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, including but not limited to, our employees, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and community partners

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