Wilberforce University is  honored to be amongst the list of recipients for the first installment of the endowment gift in the amount of $50,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated

This funding is a part of the sorority’s HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, which aims to promote HBCUs by encouraging students to attend and matriculate through these institutions as a sustainability measure.

Presidents from 32 of the participating HBCUs with the first installment of the endowment gift in the amount of $50,000 at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois on February 28, 2019. Over the next four years, AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund has pledged to distribute $10 million in financial support to 96 accredited institutions.

“As an HBCU graduate and someone who has dedicated my life’s work to the HBCU community, I personally know that the financial challenges of many institutions have an impact on student enrollment, retention and graduation rates,” said Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International President Dr. Glenda Glover. “Implementing an endowment fund is a critical need and has been a priority for my administration since I took office last year. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 111-year history is deeply interwoven into the history of HBCUs and therefore it is imperative that we continue to invest in these treasured institutions.”

The 32 participating schools include:

  • Albany State University
  • Alcorn State University
  • American Baptist College
  • Bennett College for Women
  • Chicago State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Grambling State University
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Le Moyne-Owen College
  • Lincoln University
  • Livingstone College
  • Miles College
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Philander Smith College
  • Savannah State University
  • Shaw University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • St. Augustine’s University
  • Stillman College
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Voorhees College
  • West Virginia State University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wiley College
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Edward Waters College

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