AKA Soror­ity mem­bers bring in $1 mil­lion dur­ing fundrais­ing ef­fort

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Area mem­bers of a na­tional soror­ity helped His­toric Black Col­leges and Univer­si­ties with a fundrais­ing ef­fort sev­eral months back that is mak­ing an im­pact of stu­dents across the coun­try.

Al­pha Kappa Al­pha Soror­ity, In­cor­po­rated raised over $1 mil­lion dur­ing its HBCU Im­pact Day ini­tia­tive Septem­ber 17, 2018 to ben­e­fit his­tor­i­cally black col­leges and univer­si­ties. AKA In­ter­na­tional Pres­i­dent, Dr. Glenda Glover, an­nounced that the or­ga­ni­za­tion ex­ceeded the goal.

“Our ‘$1 Mil­lion in 1 Day HBCU Fundrais­ing Cam­paign cap­tured the hearts, minds and com­pet­i­tive spirit of our sis­ter­hood in an ex­traor­di­nary way. We have re­ceived con­tri­bu­tions in ex­cess of $1.2 mil­lion!” Dr. Glover added.

“As lead­ers in ser­vice, soror­ity mem­bers have demon­strated that HBCUs have sig­nif­i­cant value and de­serve to be treated as an es­sen­tial ed­u­ca­tional re­source. I thank our mem­ber­ship, fam­ily mem­bers, friends and the com­mu­nity for their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions. The re­sult of our col­lec­tive ef­forts will al­low us to be­gin es­tab­lish­ing en­dow­ments at our trea­sured HBCUs to en­sure their sus­tain­abil­ity and con­tin­ued suc­cess.”

Do­na­tions were made on­line and by mail dur­ing the 24-hour cam­paign. Dr. Glover, who is also pres­i­dent of Ten­nessee State Univer­sity, said the soror­ity’s goal is to raise $10 mil­lion over the next four years to ben­e­fit HBCUs.

Lo­cally, the Theta Omi­cron Omega Chap­ter of Al­pha Kappa Al­pha Soror­ity, Inc. raised $1,445 to­ward the soror­ity’s $1 mil­lion goal. “I am so proud of our chap­ter’s ded­i­ca­tion to this par­tic­u­lar Im­pact Day”, ac­cord­ing to chap­ter pres­i­dent Mrs. Sherry Turner. “Many of our chap­ter mem­bers are alum­nus of an HBCU and re­ceived an ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tion.”

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