WASHINGTON – Nov. 14, 2016 — As the greater Washington D.C. community prepares to say goodbye to one of its beloved leaders, individuals, businesses, and organizations alike prepare to pick up her torch and carry on her legacy of social awareness, civic engagement, and selfless giving.
Mrs. Mickey Thompson, founder and owner of Social Sightings, was a proponent and advocate for some of the most significant causes in the Washington D.C. community, and more specifically, the African-American community. Utilizing her media and publishing company to serve as a platform to highlight many of the significant achievements of the African-American community throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, Mrs. Thompson captured those accomplishments to not only bring pride to the community in the present, but to instill the hope and promise of greatness within the community for generations to come.
One of LEAP Foundation DC’s biggest supporters, Mrs. Thompson was consistently involved in the Foundation’s annual Christmas party and toy drive for disadvantaged youth. Through her engagement in the event, LEAP Foundation Chairman, and LEAP, LLC CEO and President, Dr. Clayton Lawrence, built and established a strong partnership, and an even more meaningful friendship, with Mrs. Thompson.
“LEAP Foundation DC is truly saddened by the loss of a phenomenal leader, advocate, and philanthropist in Mrs. Mickey Thompson. While we, like so many others, mourn her loss, we feel compelled to honor and pay tribute to the incredible legacy that she established in her time here, a legacy that she leaves behind for us all to carry on,” Dr. Lawrence stated.
The family of Mrs. Thompson has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made directly to the Mickey Thompson Vincent Memorial Fund, which will serve as a fund to provide scholarships to students attending the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University each year.
“It will be an honor for LEAP Foundation DC to contribute $1000 to the memory and legacy of an extraordinary woman whose work in this community and presence in this world will be forever felt. The heart of Washington D.C. is forever imprinted with your mark and forever changed by your service to this great city and its citizens.”
Mrs. Thompson will be laid to rest in the Congressional Cemetery on Monday, November 14th. Click here to make a contribution to her memorial fund.