Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM) started in May 1980. The purpose of the organization was to correct the lack of diversity in business management. The mission of this non-profit organization has since been revised to address the need to invest resources in helping gifted minority high school students pursue higher education.
• RAMM has awarded over 740 scholarships since 1982…totaling over $1,058,050.
• A number of award recipients are first generation college students.
• Up to 20% RAMM Scholars have returned to the Rockford area.
• Professions RAMM scholars have entered: finance, healthcare, law, engineering, community and social services, education, the arts, medicine, and information technology.