Over $1.6 Million Distributed to HBCUs During Black History Month
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Fayetteville State University as a part of the organization's AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.
On February 28, 2019, Fayetteville State University's own Chancellor James Anderson will come together with 31 other presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters in Chicago to accept the first installment of their institution's award.
"Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund with the goal of investing in the future of our young people and the sustainability of our treasured HBCUs," said Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. "Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide Fayetteville State University the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs."
The historic event will gather presidents from HBCUs across the nation and feature remarks from Dr. Glenda Glover as well as a tour of the iconic and recently renovated Ivy Center International Headquarters in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
"I can't thank Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and International President Dr. Glenda Glover enough for the generous gift to Fayetteville State University," said Chancellor James A. Anderson. "This donation to our endowment is a testimony to the sorority's continued support of education and scholarship. This gift also is indicative of Alpha Kappa Alpha's commitment and dedication to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the sorority's desire to see them thrive and survive."
About Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit https://www.uncfsu.edu. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer.
More on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1000 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East. Led by International President Glenda Glover, Ph.D, JD, CPA, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as "America's premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women." For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit www.AKA1908.com. For more information on Educational Advancement Foundation, visit www.AKAEAF.org.