4 Unique Corporate Giving Programs

Adam Weinger | March 2014 As more and more companies adopt corporate giving programs, it’s getting harder to stand out. Modern companies realize that corporate philanthropy is good for business and recruitment and are rushing to create competitive corporate philanthropy programs. Unique corporate giving programs: While it’s well known that over 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies […]


Young Alumni Fundraising – Part II

Maeve Strathy | May 2013 On April 26th I wrote Young Alumni Fundraising – Part I, and shared with you the many reasons why you cannot ignore your young alumni.  I ended the post by promising to share how to ask your young alumni, so here is Part II answering “how?”. Again, this post in two parts is the result […]


Top 5 Black Celebrity Philanthropists Of All Time!

Top 5 Black Celebrity Philanthropists Of All Time! | via BCG Written by jasminec. Posted in Change-Makers While the main-stream media tends to focus on stories regarding black celebrities  based upon pure speculation, slanderous lies and or unsubstantiated allegations; they rarely shed light on African American philanthropists and their unselfish efforts of giving and genuine love […]


TSU Receives $600,000 Scholarship Donation from Late Alumna’s Estate

by TSU NEWS (1) on JULY 3, 2013   NASHVILLE (TSU NEWS SERVICE) – Tennessee State University graduate Vernice Marie Taylor Gray died nearly nine years ago, but not before makings plans to ensure that students in need get the opportunity for a quality education. The estate of Vernice and her late husband, Elbert Gray Jr., has donated $600,000 […]


Tuskegee University to regain property from VA Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs to return 65 acres donated by school 90 years ago Written by Mary Orndorff Troyan   WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will donate 65 unused acres and about 20 buildings to dramatically expand Tuskegee University under a property transfer that is awaiting congressional approval. Tuskegee said it plans to use […]


How HBCUs Can Increase Alumni Donation Rates

Written by Larisa Robinson Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are known for providing supportive learning environments, strong educational foundations and life lessons African-American students can use long after they graduate. Although many HBCU graduates have mostly positive things to say about their alma maters, they don’t often show their gratitude financially. For instance, between 2009 and […]

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