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Strategic Program Boosts Young Alumni Gifts for NCCU


Increased young alumni engagement, along with a successful Every Eagle. Every Year. campaign, helped North Carolina Central University (NCCU) broaden its fundraising footprint over the past 12 months.

The university gained 555 new alumni donors, bringing the total to 3,401 alumni contributing $2,431,616 for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2016. The overall fundraising total, including gifts from corporations and philanthropic grants, was $7 million received by 6,610 donors – exceeding the campaign’s $6.5 million goal.

“North Carolina Central University’s alumni are proud and generous supporters of their alma mater,” said Dr. Debra Saunders-White, NCCU Chancellor. “They acknowledge that the NCCU experience is value added to their lives, and we are appreciative of their financial support. Our Institutional Advancement team, under the leadership of Dr. Harriet F. Davis, has done a great job in securing $7 million this year in gifts.”

Many of the new donors are relatively recent graduates, with alumni graduating in 2000 or later comprising nearly 20 percent of all contributors, according to the Division of Institutional Advancement.

NCCU alumni have responded generously to the ongoing Every Eagle. Every Year. campaign, as well to online affinity giving initiatives that take note of past participation in campus programs, such as Greek-letter organizations, academic honors, student government, colleges and schools and others.

“We recognize 2015-2016 as a year in which we turned in a solid fundraising performance and built a foundation for even greater achievements in the years to come,” Vice Chancellor Davis said.

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