Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation
Angie Kennedy’s greatest accomplishment was the raising of her children and the values, principles and spiritual teachings that she instilled in each of them. While she never completed secondary education she continuously stressed the importance of formal education, tertiary education and professional training. She encouraged her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to follow their dreams and to believe that “whatever one decides to be in life, that they should try to be the best that they can possibly be.” She also felt strongly that “every person should always respect and help their elders.” Mrs. Kennedy believed in hard work and that people should not expect things to be given to them; that all able bodies should put in a day’s work. In 2006 Angie Kennedy was posthumously honored through a memorial service honoring her life and legacy. And in 2011 the Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation was named in her honor to continue her life's work of ensuring that young people find purpose in their lives through hard work, service, and education.
Family was very important to Angie Robinson. She was born in 1921 to Jeffery Robinson and Emily Robinson in Calhoun County, South Carolina. She was the second eldest of six siblings (James Robinson born 1915, Johnny Robinson (adopted brother) born 1921, Flossie Robinson born 1922, Lurlene Robinson born 1924, and Jannie Robinson born 1928. Angie Robinson married Vandy Kennedy in 1934.
That union produced fourteen children: Jannie Kennedy, Vandy Kennedy Jr., James Kennedy, Pauline Kennedy, Athell Kennedy, Dorothy Kennedy, Gloria Kennedy, Russell Kennedy, Johnny Kennedy, Katherine Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Cherry Kennedy and Harriet Kennedy. She also raised two grandsons, Rodney A. Kennedy and Lloyd B. Bullard.
Her life's work was characterized by the love and commitment that she showed in rearing her children and her support of her family. She impressed upon all of her children the importance of discipline, hard work, and caring for each other.
Mrs. Angie Kennedy left her beloved family on Friday, April 14, 2006. Her memorial service was held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at St. Peter A,M.E. Church, Cameron South Carolina.
Angie Kennedy was Posthumously Honored
In 2006 the life and legacy of Mrs. Angie Kennedy was memorialized in an event to set the foundation for the work of her descendants. In 2011 the Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation was created and named in honor of Mrs. Angie Kennedy to continue her legacy of encouraging the development of young people through hard work, service, and education.
The AKEF mission is to enable youth who have limited financial resources to pursue a baccalaureate degree or professional certification by providing some financial assistance.
The Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation envisions a future where every youth is afforded an opportunity to attend a post-secondary educational institution or professional training program that will enable them to become a contributing member of society.