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BURNETTE Alice Gloster Green. Born January 6, 1943 in Atlanta, GA, died January 21, 2006. She graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She received a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Morehouse School of Medicine. She worked for 42 years in the advancement field and was the Principal of Advancement Solutions. In 2000, she was the recipient of the Rosso Medal, one of the highest honors a person in the fund raising field can receive. She served as Assistant Secretary for Institutional Advancement at the Smithsonian Institution. In that capacity, she designed and managed the $200 million campaign to build the National Museum of the American Indian. Previously, she served as Director of Development at both Morehouse College and Howard University. She authored a handbook for fund raising professionals, ``The Privilege to Ask''. In 2003, she co-authored ``Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising,'' which set the standards for fund raising professionals. Survivors include sister, Evelyn Dawkins; brother, Hugh Gloster, Jr; two sons, Jefferson and Michael Green, and four grandchildren, Mara, Mason, Julian and Jordan Green. Family and close friends will attend a memorial service Saturday, January 28, in Palm Coast, FL.

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Published in New York Times on Jan. 24, 2006.
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February 7, 2006
Evelyn you and the family have my deepest sympathy and love in losing such a graceful, loving, wonderful person as Alice. I saw her in Macon, Georgia September 7th thru the 9th when she was looking at some Native Indian property in the state of Georgia. I still have pictures of her. If you would like them please email or call me. My number is 478-621-5603 or page me at 478-736-8222
Bobby White
February 6, 2006
Evelyn;
I was truly saddened to hear of Alice's passing. I remember the great times we had at Phenix HS. She
is such a sweet, outgoing person.
May God continue to bless you and your family.
Carl Francis
February 6, 2006
Dear Evelyn,
It has been many years since I last saw Alice, but I can still picture her smile and personality - that of a special person you don't forget. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I cannot imagine..., but please accept our deepest sympathy - to you, her sons and her family. Both your parents, who taught me at Hampton, would be very proud of their daughter.
God Bless,
Joylette Goble Hylick and family
Joylette Hylick
February 3, 2006
Evelyn and Hugh

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister, Alice recently. She was always very vibrant, energetic, outgoing
person - always helping. I'll remember her as a part of our Club Soixante at Phenix. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Pat Land Moody and family
Pat Land-Moody
January 31, 2006
Dear Evelyn and Hugh,
I was so saddened to hear of Alice's death. I remember her as a vibrant, warm, and bright person when we were in high school. Evelyn, I hope your good memories of your older sister help support you during this time.
Hugh, You will not remember me as your babysitter during the first few years of your life in Hampton, but I often kept you for your parents and I kept you during the week that your father went to Alice's graduation from college. I have often thought of you and wondered what you were doing. You were such a "bright" toddler.(smile).
Marcia Parks Brown
January 31, 2006
The members of the African American Development Officers Network (AADO) are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and mentor. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.
Birgit Burton
January 28, 2006
Evelyn, I was so saddened to hear of Alice’s passing. Alice brought such energy, strength, and joy to all of us who grew up with her. I can still see her as a cheerleader at good old Phenix High. She will truly be missed. May God bless you and your family.
Shirley Thomas
January 27, 2006
We were deeply saddened to learn of the transition of our friend Alice. She was personal and professional friend. While she was here in Washington, D.C., she lightened the load and brightened the lives of many of us.

Always insightful and pragmatic, she never lost sight of the important things in life. However, it was with a spirit that gave hope and promise to all around her, even in times that she was battling challenges in her own life..

She will be long remembered and missed by friends from around the world. Our prays are with her family, whom she loved dearly.
Samuel & Betty Gough
January 27, 2006
God took one of his Angles home.
Alice was my boss in the Office of Institutional Advancement at the Smithsonian Institution. She was much more than a boss to me. We have kept in touch through the years and I loved her very much. To her family, my condolences. I miss her already.
Dorothy Black
January 27, 2006
I had an opportunity to work with Alice several years ago as a newcomer to fundraising and again when I moved to Nashville, Tennessee. I was truly saddened to learn of her death. Alice and her family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Cheryl Thomas
January 26, 2006
Dear Evelyn,

I was saddened to learn of Alice's death. I had just received a Christmas card from her and didn't realize that she was so ill. She and I had kept in touch with one another over the years, especially these past ten or so years, as she helped me through some very difficult professional challenges.

I will miss and cherish her friendship for the rest of my life.

May God rest her soul.

With warmest regards,
Sylvius "Sid" Moore, Jr.
January 26, 2006
I was fortunate to have met Alice. She was a great mentor. Her words of wisdom will never be forgotten. I will keep the family in my prayers.
LaJuana Chenier
January 25, 2006
Evelyn,
My condolences to you and your family.
Lawrence McNair
January 25, 2006
Alice and I were close during our High School days. She touched me in a way that propelled and motivated me to be the strong person that I am today. My hearfelt condolences to the family in this sorrowful time. God bless.
Charles Thornton
January 25, 2006
Alice was not only a mentor, but a friend. Her wisdom and honesty have helped me in ways that I can never describe. I am fortunate to have known her. May God's grace and mercy be with you always.
Marc Barnes
January 25, 2006
To the family of Alice, on behalf of Dillard University and the United Negro College Fund please know that you are in our prayers and have our sincere condolences. On a personal note, as a Kresge Fellow, Alice served as one of my mentors. She will be missed but never forgotten. GOD Bless.
Therese Badon
January 25, 2006
I worked with Alice at Howard University for 15 years and I remember her working hard and long to raise funds for Howard. We have all lost a good friend.
Gladys Lee
January 25, 2006
Evelyn,
I am saddened to hear of Alice's passing. We were good "buddies" in high school which still brings me good memories. Gob bless you and her family.
Juanita Clark(Otho)
January 25, 2006
Evelyn & Family,
I am very saddened to hear of Alice's passing. I have only fond memories of growing up on Hampton's campus and the early days (afternoons after school) we all shared watching the first TV in our Hampton Institute community. The love, caring and guidance passed on to us by your family will be forever cherished. Alice will be missed by all. My prayers to you and your family.
Tamlin Antoine
January 25, 2006
Evelyn
I want you to know you have my deepest heartfelt condolenies and wish you and your family the best. God bless you.
Richard Stroble
January 25, 2006
I grew up with Alice on the campus of Hampton University. She was such a talented and friendly person. She will also be remembered for being a loving person. My prayers go out for her family.
Carol Alston (Connor)
January 25, 2006
I am saddened to hear of Alice's death. She was gracious, fun and had a special energy. My thoughts and prayers to her sons and her sister, Evelyn and family.
Katherine Goble Moore
January 25, 2006
Evelyn -- I remember Alice as an intellegent and confident student who was admired and respected by her peers. It is no surprise that she developed into a stong, successful, and beautiful black woman. My condolences to you and her family from the Simpson family.
Ralph Simpson
January 24, 2006
Alice and I grew up together in junior high school and high school and also the jack and jills. We aslo sang at a talent show in Newport News, VA at the Jefferson Theater. We had not seen each other since high school.She will be dearly missed.
ronald brooks
January 24, 2006
Evelyn and Family, we all admired and looked up to Alice as we grew up and through the years as adults. You have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. You will be in our prayers now and the days and months ahead. Ron and Pearl Wyckoff
Pearl (Otho)Wyckoff
January 24, 2006
I remember Alice as a fellow, but younger,"Campus Brat" at what was then Hampton Institute and am pleased that she did so much with her life. My sympathy goes out to her family.
John Moses
January 24, 2006
I knew Alice and considered her a good friend when we were growing up on the campus of Hampton. I am so sorry I did not keep up with her as an adult. I too remember her as being so bright, and I envied her that. I did know of some of her adult accomplishments
and those will always be with us.
Gayle Bradshaw Washburn
January 24, 2006
Alice was a wonderful and trusted friend, advocate, and mentor. Her wise counsel was always timely and on point. Her support and guidance will be greatly missed. I offer heartfelt condolences and best wishes to her family and friends.
Robert Poole
January 24, 2006
I remember both Alice and her sister Evelyn living down the street at Hampton. I was a little younger, but I do remember her with fondness. May God bless her and her family.
Gordon Bradshaw jr.
January 24, 2006
Evelyn,
Alice was the smart big sister that we looked up to. I had heard from time to time that she was doing good things. God Bless your family.
Clarence
Clarence Curry
January 24, 2006
I knew Alice when we both were children in Hampton, although she was younger than I by several years. I remember her with delight and wish to express my sympathy to her family for their loss.
Merle (Moses) Bowser
January 24, 2006
Regretfully, I did not know the woman whom Alice Gloster became, but I well remember the girl and childhood friend whom I knew so many years ago.
Lewis Redding
January 24, 2006
My memories of Alice are of her as a little girl, when her late father and mine were colleagues in the English Department at Hampton Institute; I am saddened at the passing of the accomplished woman into which she grew.
Conway Redding
January 24, 2006
Allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. HE who sits on the throne has remembered you. He has taken away the hardships and given you JOY.
Sue Hamilton/Woods
January 24, 2006
Alice and I grew up on Hampton University's campus as children of faculty. We were among the 'campus brats' who played and attended primary and secondary school together. I shall miss her.
Michael (Moses) Williford
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