Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc, the first Greek-letter sorority established by black college-educated women, has raised over $1,000,000 for the second year in a row as part of the sorority’s AKA HBCU Impact Day, which took place on Monday, September 16th.
AKA’s International President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is also an alumni and president of Tennessee State University (a HBCU), set a goal of raising $10 million over four years to help secure the fiscal sustainability and success across all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “This year, we are simultaneously launching a ten-month campaign to secure larger corporate giving matches, corporate pledges and donations to our AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, while continuing our efforts to support these all-important educational institutions,” said Dr. Glover.
On September 16th, chapters of AKA hosted fundraising events around the globe.
Last year, the sorority raised $1.6 million for their AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, which was gifted to 32 HBCUs. Having been founded on the campus of Howard University (a HBCU) in 1908 (HU! YOU KNOW), it makes sense that the sorority would focus on protecting and securing the institutions that paved the way for its existence.
For the second year in a row, this illustrious organization has proved how strong Black dollars really are and what the Black community is capable of when we come together and pool our resources for the greater good. So many HBCUs are at risk of closing due accreditation loss and/or budget challenges. It is imperative that we protect HBCUs at all cost or else we risk the chance of losing a bit of our culture, history, legacy, and opportunity.
One of the five tenets of the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is to maintain a progressive interest in college life. It is encouraging to know that 111 years after its founding, the sorority is still is still driven by its mission. Salute, Queens! Thank you for being a service to our community and a “Service to All Mankind“!
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Alpha Kappa Alpha raised $1 million for HBCUs for the second year in a row! Our nation’s HBCUs will receive an endowment from AKA. We thank everyone who contributed to this $1 million day campaign. Let’s continue to support our HBCUs. #SupportHBCUs #AKA1MILLION1DAY #Excellence
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
More information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. can be found HERE.