Fund-raising Support for Black Colleges

Fund-raising Support for Black Colleges

It is indeed difficult to raise funds at historically Black colleges and universities (see “Bettering the Black College Paradigm,” May 3).
It is difficult because of the lack of unrestricted funds to support fund-raising efforts. I surmise that that was one of the driving forces behind creating the UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building.

Many private HBCUs have engineered successful campaigns over the years. It has now become critical for public HBCUs to generate additional resources via fund-raising efforts. It will take a concerted effort of all the friends of the university to be successful in reaching designated goals, i.e., alumni, faculty, staff, students, the corporate community and the
local community.

— Dr. J.T. Gibson
University Professor & Former President
Alabama A&M University



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