Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has once again raised $1 million for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during a 24-hour campaign this week.
Dr. Glover, who is also the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., led AKA HBCU Impact Day, a one-day fundraising initiative, on Sept. 16, according to a TSU press release.
The funds will provide financial assistance and fiscal sustainability and success to TSU and other four-year HBCUs across the country.
“Once again this is a historic moment for Alpha Kappa Alpha as we have raised $1 million for HBCUs for the second year in a row,” President Glover shared with excitement in a video message to sorority members.
“I want to thank everyone who contributed to this $1 million, one-day campaign. Let’s continue to support our HBCUs.”
AKA HBCU Day is part of a four-year, $10 million fundraising goal by the sorority intended to establish an endowment on each campus.
Money raised through the fundraiser will provide financial assistance to the colleges during the next three years.
In June, AKA established a $100,000 endowment at TSU, beginning with an initial contribution of $25,000.
In February, AKA gifted $1.6 million for their AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund to 32 HBCUs.
Presidents from these institutions joined Dr. Glover and sorority leadership at a special Black History Month program at the AKA International Headquarters in Chicago.
Donors can still make contributions by texting AKAHBCU to 44321, giving by mail or online at http://aka1908.com/hbcus/donate-hbcu.