HBCU Alumni Gives 90 Million Back to Claflin University
Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have long been criticized for failing to give back after graduation, studies show. However Claflin University alumni believes in their school and supports them financially.
The university’s alumni have donated nearly $90 million toward the institution’s capital campaign, exceeding its first phase goal of $80 million.
More than 52.2 percent of the university’s graduates have contributed. That is nearly four times more than those at other HBCUs.
The campaign began in 2008, initially seeking donors within Claflin’s inner family, he tells the publication. The project expanded in 2011, announcing publicly its goal was to raise $96.4 million.From that time, at least 15 donors have given in excess of $1 million each, including Sodexo Campus Services, the corporation that provides food and facilities management at Claflin.
See what you can be create when you give to your university. It’s not only your responsibility but duty to support and build your HBCU.
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