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Building Dynasties: Empowerment Through Education


Bonika Wilson,

CEO, WCM Firm Inc.

Building Dynasties: Empowerment Through Education

Guess what, everyone? I have some exciting news to share with you! A building has been named in Dontá’s honor, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for all the support we’ve received. In this video, I take a moment to thank each of you personally and discuss what this means not just for us, but for the legacy we’re building together.

From a deeply personal victory to a transformative community contribution, the recent naming of the Dontá L. Wilson Residence Hall at UNC Charlotte marks a milestone not just for my family but for every individual involved. This 147,000-square-foot residence hall represents a commitment to nurturing future leaders.

The Power of Support

During the naming ceremony, we celebrated the launch of the Wilson Believe Fund. This initiative is close to my heart, as it specifically supports first-generation college students majoring in business and education. It’s about creating pathways to success that were previously unimaginable for many, echoing the message: we rise by lifting others.

Why Legacy Matters

In my video, I discuss the concept of building a dynasty versus simply leaving a legacy. A legacy is what you leave behind, but a dynasty builds on that foundation to create lasting change. It’s about impact over income, significance over success. This philosophy is embodied in the scholarships tied to Wilson Hall, designed to ease the journey for first-generation students. The real triumph isn’t just a name on a building; it’s in the empowered lives that walk out of it with diplomas in hand.

Actionable Takeaway

I encourage each of you to think about how you can contribute to your community. Whether it’s mentoring, donating, or simply lending a listening ear, remember that every small action contributes to a larger change. Reflect on how you can support educational initiatives in your area or start one that addresses a need.

As we celebrate this achievement, let’s also remember the broader picture. It’s not just about what we build but how we build it and whom it serves. Let’s continue to support each other, celebrate our successes, and push towards creating a community that uplifts everyone.

Thank you for your unwavering support and for being part of this incredible journey. Together, we are building more than just structures; we are crafting a legacy of hope and success.