Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Raises Over $1 Million To Support HBCUs

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The global health crisis has exacerbated financial woes for several historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is on a mission to ensure the institutions that are pillars in the Black community are able to survive the pandemic. The sorority recently raised $1 million to benefit HBCUs.

The fundraising effort was part of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s HBCU Impact Day. The annual event was designed to support the financial security of accredited HBCUs across the nation. Dr. Glenda Glover, who serves as AKA International President and Chief Executive Officer, says HBCU Impact Day is part of a larger four-year, $10 million fundraising effort. Cognizant of the financial barriers that HBCUs have had to grapple with—especially in the midst of COVID-19—the sorority was determined to drive change. During this year’s fundraiser, they were able to reach $1.3 million through contributions that were made online from private…


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