The Edward Waters College National Alumni Association and friends raised more than $20,000 for the institution during the College’s Homecoming celebration. The presentation was made during half-time of the Homecoming game, where the Edward Waters College Tigers defeated the Newport News Apprentice School Builders 47-21. Members of the Edward Waters College Alumni Association included Edger Mathis, Class […]
Virginia Union Receives $2.1M Gift from Anonymous Donor
The Virginia Union University Board of Trustees today announced a gift of $2.1 million, the largest one-time cash gift from a single living donor in the university’s history. The Board also approved the anonymous donor’s wishes that the bulk of the money be used to pay the remaining debt on the Learning Center, the conference […]
HBCU Alumni: Let’s Stop Being Reactive About Giving Back
Earlier this month I read an article about Wilberforce University alumni pledging $2 million to support their alma mater and it made me feel really good. I am a strong proponent of alumni giving and just recently I co-authored an article which questioned whether HBCU alumni should give back even when not asked. This topic […]
Alumni Giving: Even when not Asked, Should You Still Give?
Over the past few years, HBCU alumni have been asked to participate in many surveys related to giving back to their alma mater and consistently their number one reason for not giving back is not being asked. Some may not agree with this logic, but I understand their reasoning, as I did not start giving […]