For the third consecutive year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, has set an ambitious goal to raise $1 million in 24-hours for their national HBCU Impact Day on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
HBCU Impact Day is a part of the sorority’s four-year $10 million fundraising goal led by Dr. Glenda Glover, international president and CEO. During this challenge, more than 300,000 members have been asked to contribute funds to assist with sustainability and scholarships at the more than 100 HBCUs around the country.
“Given the current economic state of our world, now more than ever is the time for Alpha Kappa Alpha to step up—as we have done for more than 112 years—and be of service to our historic institutions of higher education,” said Dr. Glover.
HBCU Impact Day is part of the sorority’s recognition of HBCU Week. On Sept. 21, chapters around the globe will host fundraising events in support of the $1 million fundraising goal. Since 2018, the organization has been successful in reaching the $1 million goal during the 24-hour fundraising window. Dozens of big-name corporations have donated to the cause including SHRM, Wells Fargo, Google, State Farm, and Walmart.
Interested donors can make contributions by texting AKAHBCU to 44321, giving by mail or online at http://aka1908.com/hbcus/donate-hbcu during the 24-hour campaign. For more information on the sorority’s commitment to HBCUs, visit www.AKA1908.com.