It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of John A. Glover, Development Associate for the U.S. Dream Academy. Our Dream Academy family was shocked by John's sudden passing, and yet we also have taken the time to count our blessings for having known John. Although his death was unexpected, we are grateful that he went peacefully.
John joined the Dream Academy in October 2012, after an illustrious career as an executive and fundraiser spanning over four decades. John helped to raise significant funds for some of America's most well-known civil rights organizations and educational institutions including, National Council of Negro Women Council, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United Negro College Fund, Tougaloo University and Jarvis Christian College.
John had retired and yet decided that he wanted to return to work in a smaller non-profit to lend his many years of experience to help guide a growing organization.
During his tenure with U.S. Dream Academy, John provided his fundraising experience to help us deepen our fundraising reach at the local level, secure new grants including federal, state and private foundation funding, and supported our annual gala, end of year appeals, and our upcoming capital campaign.
John brought a positive spirit, a consistent smile, a sense of humor and "can do" attitude to his work every day. John will be missed by his U.S. Dream Academy family and by the many partners he interacted with in his daily work to support the Dream Academy.
John said on more than one occasion, he "wanted to work up to the very end." And indeed he did. Shortly after a fundraising event the U.S. Dream Academy hosted in Orlando, Dream Believe Achieve, an event John was instrumental in helping to plan and fundraise for, John retired to his hotel room. Shortly thereafter fell asleep and transitioned from this life.
John is survived by his wife Beverly, his son Scott, his daughter-in-law Cindy, and host of other family and friends.
Please continue to keep the Glover family in your prayers.
The service will take place on Monday, October 16 at Reid Temple Church 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769
The viewing will be at 10:00 AM and the service will follow at 11:00 AM
All flowers should be delivered to Reid Temple Church