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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® to Present Shaw University with First Installment of $100,000 Endowment (540 hits)

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 Shaw University as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.



On February 28, 2019, Shaw University President, Dr. Paulette Dillard, 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 Shaw University the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”



“We are very appreciative of the generosity shown by Alpha Kappa Alpha through this gift to Shaw University,” said President Paulette Dillard. “This commitment to provide scholarships from the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund demonstrates their support of our mission to make a Shaw education a transformative experience that produces global leaders.”





About Shaw:

Shaw University, located in North Carolina’s vibrant Downtown Raleigh, was the first historically black institution of higher education in the Southern United States. Founded in 1865 by Dr. Henry Martin Tupper, Shaw is proud to be educating more than 1,800 students who will become the change agents of tomorrow. Shaw University is committed to advancing our mission with Entrepreneurial Thinking, Positioning and Presence, Innovation, and Customer Care. Learn more at www.shawu.edu.



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.




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Thursday, January 31st 2019 at 6:09PM
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