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Dorna Conwell Stover was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and met her future husband, LeConte Stover. Dorna graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut majoring in Sociology and later getting her Master’s In Public Administration.

Dorna never gave up her desire to make a difference in behavioral health and its impact on the African American Community, specifically, health disparities, and the increasing rise of HIV/AIDS in the Black community and specifically among African American Women. Dorna worked for over 30 years at the Regional Network of Programs in a variety of positions, leading the charge to bring awareness to its staff and board members of the need for diversity, education, and technology.

Therefore, The Dorna Fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to Connecticut, Maryland, and North Carolina for health, educational, and/or community programs that promote healthy lifestyles that have goals of:
1. Eliminating Health Disparities with Black Women

2. Providing Mentoring and Guidance to youth

3. AIDS/ HIV awareness with a focus on Black women

4. Multiculturalism and Diversity Awareness