Our Benefactors

Women of the Blues Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization which contributes to a variety of different charitable causes including but not limited to:


Koko TaylorThe mission of the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation is to provide social services to the arts and entertainment industry. Our goal is to provide Case Management services and counseling to those in times of suffering or loss by death, loss of limbs, major auto accidents, and long term crises; such as cancer or stroke. We also focus on assisting families with insurance counseling (life, death, health, and auto) and will provide assistance with burials. Our objective is to educate artists, entertainers, and their families about their rights in the music and entertainment industry. We provide counseling in applications, contracts, rights of publicity, royalties, and any other entity associated with arts and entertainment. We are supported by benefits, fundraisers, in kind donations and sponsorships. Our mission will always be to assist those in need with all areas during long-term crises and provide entertainment rights assistance.

Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation



The Sisters of Royalty is an affiliate of the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation. Nellie Tiger Travis is serving as its director. The mission is to have this grow into a support group for blues women performers and those who are active in blues music promotion and writing. The group plans to expand beyond Chicago and to begin hosting benefits across the world.


Check out the video slideshow shot and edited by Steven I. Wolf from the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation Benefit Concert held on Koko’s birthday September 29 at The Promontory in Hyde Park with Sisters of Royalty performers Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Melvia Chick Rodgers, Sheryl Youngblood and her band, Precious Taylor and Special Guests Trudy Lynn and Barbara Carr. MC Sharon Lewis with Executive Director and Hostess Joyce “Cookie Taylor” Threatt.