As Miss Delaware, Day Gardner made history
as the first black woman to be named as a semi-finalist of the internationally renowned Miss America Pageant, breaking through numerous racial and stereotypical roadblocks for others to follow.
In the late 1980’s, as President and Director of Lipford Corporation, her main achievement was co-designing a $36 million dinner theater and nightclub facility located in the center of Guam's thriving tourist district.
She has worked as a media consultant at KUAM-TV on Guam, and was an on-air personality and producer with African Broadcasting at the World Trade Center in New York City.
Dr. Gardner has been actively involved in a number of charities.
Originally a 'Jersey Girl', she spent a year working with the mentally disabled for the ARC of Atlantic County, New Jersey and served meals to Atlantic City's homeless. She also spearheaded an annual toy and clothing drive for needy families in the Atlantic City area. A firm supporter of public television, she was a volunteer television co-host for New Jersey Network's fund-raising drives.
Formerly, she served as the National Director of Black Americans for Life, (an outreach of National Right to Life Committee).
Presently, Day Gardner is the founder and President of The National Black Pro Life Union, Associate Director of National Pro Life Center on Capitol Hill and an executive member of the National Clergy Council.
Dr. Gardner is a sought after speaker who travels throughout the United States, is also is a member of many organizations including the American Center for Law and Justice and the Frederick Douglass Foundation. A wife and mother, Day Gardner, has written two books--the first, a novel, IF NOT FOR GRACE, is available for purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and right here: