Dr. William P. & mary ann Foster foundation

Mission Statement

The Dr. William P. and Mary Ann Foster Foundation (Foundation) promotes increased awareness of the life, career, values and legacy of Dr. William P. Foster and his contribution in creating the legendary incomparable Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s (FAMU) Marching 100 Band.  He is known as the Maestro, the Law and the Legend.  Through his creation, the Marching 100 became the brand of FAMU.  The Foundation promotes the ideals, values, commitment to music education and historical legacy of Dr. Foster and further promotes greater civic engagement and recognition of integrity in the public arena. It financially supports students who participate in the Marching 100 Band and others.  The Foundation supports permanent and changing exhibits designed to promote historical literacy, conferences, educational outreach and other programs, both scholarly and popular. 



Foundation Board Members


Mr. Anthony Foster

Ms. Thelma Crump

Dr. Kawachi A. Clemons

Mr. Benjamin L. Crump, Esq.

Mr. Alfred L. Watkins

About the Foundation