Dorothy Cage Evans passed away suddenly on October 7, 2019. This is a great loss not only to 100 Black Women Columbus but to the Columbus, Ohio community as well. Dorothy Cage inspired many. She was a serious volunteer who was successful in everything she was involved in.


While employed at the Defense Construction Supply Center she founded the Equalitarian Chapter of the Federally Employed Women and she established an opportunity for women to receive training for jobs previously denied them. Dorothy was inducted into the Defense Construction Supply Company Hall of Fame.

Dorothy was well known for being a philanthropist.  She was the co-founder of the Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Inc.  This organization raised a million dollars  in scholarship money for over 250 students in our community.    The Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands not only raised money for them they provided care packages for each student that included laptop computers and paper and ink cartridges was provided for them as long as they were in college.


Dorothy was a member of the Columbus chapter of Links, where they actively were involved in providing food and clothing for Haitian women and children and  she served on the Service Board of the Martin Luther King Center. In 2017 Dorothy Cage Evans received the prestigious YWCA Women of Achievement Award.   She was honored by the American Cancer Society and 100 Black Women Columbus for her work.