Livingstone College’s 13th President, Dr. Anthony J. Davis, announced during the institution’s homecoming festivities the college has received a gift of $1 million dollars. This gift marks the largest individual outright contribution in the college’s history from an anonymous donor and is reflective of the larger philanthropic efforts emerging in the national trend of charitable giving to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
When the patron was asked for a designation or restriction regarding their contribution, the donor stated to President Davis, “I trust you will address the needs of the college.” Noting the unrestricted nature of this gift demonstrates a high level of trust and confidence in the college’s leadership, President Davis explained with honor and humility, “Thank you. This type of contribution allows the college to allocate funds strategically by enhancing academic programs, expanding scholarship opportunities, and investing in innovative facilities and technologies.”
As a result of this generosity, the college is empowered and on a mission to charge other donors, and specifically alumni, to match the million with the WhoYaWit Campaign, named in resemblance to the call and response chant of alumni and constituents. For multiple modes of giving, Livingstone will receive donations via text-to-give, online giving, and mailed contributions to the college. Without a doubt, this campaign will provide a significant boost to the institution's ongoing mission to empower students, create life-long learning and engagement, and foster global leadership for the sustainability of resilience, readiness, and respect.
Ways to give: Text WhoYaWit to 707070
Mail your contribution to Livingstone College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 701 West Monroe Street Salisbury, NC 28144 Note: WhoYaWit Campaign.
For more information about Livingstone College and how to contribute, please visit www.livingstone.edu.
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