Betsy DeVos the U.S. Education Secretary just made an annual donation of her nearly $200,000 salary to four nonprofits. A portion of that annual gift will go to public historically black colleges and universities by way of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

When she began her tenure as Secretary of Education, Mrs. DeVos pledged to donate her yearly salary to charity. Last year, Mrs. DeVos donated the remainder of her salary to charities focusing on education and special needs. This year, TMCF is honored to be a recipient of a charitable donation from Mrs. DeVos, which will help TMCF to continue its work of educating the next generation of leaders from our nation’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).

“Out of all the higher education organizations in the country she could have selected, we can’t thank Mrs. DeVos enough for her trust, belief in and support for TMCF, the mission and our 47 member-schools,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “Mrs. DeVos has taken the time to consistently meet, listen and work with TMCF, learning more about the needs and value of our schools throughout her time at the Department of Education. We have had a productive and impactful working relationship with Mrs. DeVos and her entire team.”

TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community. Additionally, TMCF has received the highest ratings from Charity Navigator (4-stars) and Guide Star (Platinum Level Participant). Since 1987, TMCF has raised more than $300 million to support HBCUs, PBIs, and the nearly 300,000 students attending our member-schools.

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