Sandra White, MD, MBA
President 

Etta White, BSN, MSN
Secretary

Roger White, BS
Treasurer 
 


 

Rev. Willie White
Advisor 

Dr. Cassandra White, DMin
Advisor 

Desiree Foster, MEd
Education Liaison
Board of Directors
Advisors

 History

In 2003, the six children of Ned K. and Lillie V. White, founded the Old Field Planters, Inc. (OFPI), a 501c3 non-profit organization to honors our parents.

 

Ned and Lillie White were ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Their dedication to God, family and each other reflected into dedication to church and community. Our parents embodied a thirst for education, Ned an avid reader and orator and Lillie a boarding school graduate and missionary; instilled the values and drive for education into the lives of young people they touched. Their life, work, and principled values brought forth much admiration, deep affection, inspiration and love to all who knew them. They believed that God is the key to the kingdom and education is the key that unlocks the door to success. Their passion to instill learning, manifested in their 

Ned K & Lillie V White

work with Christian Education and lay leadership; they used these platforms to inspire and prepare young people and advocated supporting youth who was eager to advance their education to the highest level that he or she desired.

 

Through OFPI we continue our parent’s legacy of inspiring others, engaging in community outreach, promoting literacy, and supporting higher education. Our organization was also proud to establish the Ned K. and Lillie V. White Scholarship Fund to help continue their legacy of valuing and supporting youth attaining higher education beyond high school, developing our leaders for tomorrow and to help produce numerous educated and productive citizens into the world.

Community Participation

  • Claflin University New York Alumni Chapter Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance

  • Caregivers Outreach Empowerment Ministry/National Family Caregivers

  • Fellowship Baptist Church Family and Friends Day

  • Friendly Fifty Club, Inc. - Annual Harvey Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance at The Alhambra Ballroom - 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, NY, NY

  • Gospel Café event at Mt. Zion CME Church, Bronx, NY

  • Jean-Claude Lovinsky Annual Scholarship Dinner at Iona College New Rochelle, NY

  • Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary Event

  • Missionary Ladies Guild of New York Gospel Bunch

  • New York Borinquen Lion Club Annual Dinner Dance

  • Saint Lucy RC Church Annual Fund Raiser Dinner Dance, Marina Del-Ray Bronx, NY

  • Shiloh Baptist Church Scholarship Luncheon

  • St. Francis of Rome Church Annual Dinner Dance

  • Tau CHI Chapter/CHI ETA PHI Sorority, Inc. Annual Mary L. Reives Scholarship Luncheon

  • Tyree Grand Lodge - Pre-Father’s Day Scholarship Dinner Dance

  • Women's League of Science and Medicine Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon