Greetings Wilberforceans,

The Wilberforce Renaissance is the driving force to advance institutional excellence, innovation, and sustainability in a community which consists of faculty, staff, students and is also inclusive of our Alumni. We are delighted to share accomplishments achieved over the previous 18 months. Our work includes, but is not limited to:

  • Renovation of Dormitory Halls – Wright, Valentine, Jackson, Askew
  • Launch of the WU First Year Experience Program focusing on student recruitment and retention
  • Launch of the WU Media Experiential Learning Program using ‘state-of-the-art’ Drone Technology
  • Development of the WU Intramural Complex (i.e New Basketball Courts, Volleyball Pit, Soccer and Flag Football and Communal Area)
  • Launch of The Dr. Mark and Shelly Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship, Social Good and Transformational Leadership
  • Completion of Outreach Initiatives (i.e Ford Day, #SelfessBulldog Campaign, HLC #WUDriven Spirit Campaign)
  • $2.49M Grant awarded to the Masters of Science (MS) degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Wilberforce University continues to acknowledge our acceptance of the mission imperative through action, the aforementioned captures that. Our efforts contribute to the $7 million Stabilization Campaign created to arrest debt, and provide infrastructure enhancements desperately needed to upgrade our home. This letter should serve as a preemptive strike to avoid the, “eleventh hour sounding of the alarm”, which will invariably happen if we do not respond in a manner consistent with our capacity to give.

Give sacrificially. Give now. These virtues should become a standard way of life, as it relates to the longevity of our institution. You will not only make a difference with your contribution, but you will also help increase the value of your Wilberforce degree. With over 10,000 alumni and less than 10% giving, we are depriving the campus community of a plethora of opportunities and rich experiences. Now is the time to give!

As you meditate on the call to give, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Wilberforce University will participate in #GivingTuesday; a global day dedicated to support Nonprofit Organizations. Together we lead the charge of #GivingTuesday by being #SelflessBulldogs to exemplify the selfless act of giving to our dear institution. We have provided two options to make your gift on #GivingTuesday;

For Mobile Giving
Using your mobile phone, text the word “WUGives” to the number 41444
You will receive a reply with a link to fulfill your pledge
Complete the form along with your pledge amount

For Online Giving
Complete the form along with your pledge amount

We encourage you to consider making a recurring monthly commitment to support the University. Check donations can be made payable to “Wilberforce University” and mailed to The Office of Institutional Advancement 1055 N. Bickett Rd. PO Box 1001 Wilberforce, OH 45384. Thank you for your investment in our students, campus community, and yourself!

Suo Marte

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