AKA Sorority members bring in $1 million during fundraising effort
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.”