The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has teamed up with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) to donate $1.6 million to 35 additional HBCUs in its third round of endowment funds.
The funding is part of a four-year fundraising campaign led by AKA International President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Glenda Glover to help secure economic sustainability and success across all HBCUs.
“HBCUs have received tremendous media attention over the past several months with the inauguration of America’s first Vice President, a graduate of an historically Black university,” said Dr. Glover, who is also president of Tennessee State University and an HBCU graduate.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women and is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Liberia, and South Korea.
“It is an historic moment for HBCUs, who graduate 22% of all African Americans with bachelor degrees, nearly 80% of all African-American judges, and 50% of all Black lawyers. We must continue our efforts to support these treasured educational institutions that make such meaningful contributions to our world through the students they graduate.”
Over four years, Dr. Glover has raised funds to help schools reduce student debt through scholarships, fund industry-specific research, recruit and retain top faculty, and render support for other crucial operations.
“It is undeniable that HCBUs cultivate leaders whose impact is felt locally in their communities and globally around the world. We are proud to have fully committed our endowment funds to these deserving schools and their students,” said President Glover. “Our investment lends credence to the significance of HBCUs and underscores their contributions to the world.”
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