The Ionia Rollin Whipper Sponsor ($400)
Includes three conference registrations and meals.
Will be announced as the presenting sponsor of “Coffee and Conversation” roundtable discussions on Saturday morning.
Featured on virtual and printed promotional material, and named as the presenting sponsor of “Coffee and Conversation” roundtable discussions Saturday morning.
Includes a table and two chairs in the exhibit hall close to refreshments and poster presentations.
About the namesake, Iona Rollin Whipper:
Ionia Rollin Whipper (1872 – 1953) was an American obstetrician and public health outreach worker. A 1903 graduate of Howard University School of Medicine, she was one of the few African-American women physicians of her generation. During the mid-1920s, she worked for the United States Children's Bureau; her work there involved traveling the rural South and training midwives to use sterile delivery techniques and to register births.
During a time when maternity homes for unwed mothers were for white women only, Dr. Whipper opened her home to unwed mothers of color. Eventually, with the help of donations, she established a separate home for her work with these women. The Ionia R. Whipper Home for Unwed Mothers, which serves young women regardless of their race, is still open today.