North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will receive a $100,000 endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), as part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. NCCU is one of 32 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to receive gifts from the international service organization.
On Feb. 28, 2019, NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye will join the 31 other HBCU presidents at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters in Chicago to accept the first $50,000 installment of the institution’s award.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha’s investment in NCCU’s student scholars is deeply rooted in the support from members of local chapters, as well as the support of the Mid-Atlantic Region, many of whom are our alumnae,” shared Chancellor Akinleye. “This gift exemplifies the sorority’s commitment to education and scholarship, and NCCU is grateful for the generous contribution and commitment to advancing education through our institution and other historically black colleges and universities.”
The AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund gift will assist NCCU in furthering its commitment to providing students with a quality higher education and producing market-ready graduates who are socially and globally engaged.
The historic event will feature remarks from AKA International President Dr. Glenda Glover, as well as a tour of the iconic and recently-renovated Ivy Center International Headquarters in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
“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 Dr. Glenda Glover. “Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide NCCU with the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”