Celebrating their five-year class reunion, young alumni from the Class of 2014 exceeded their original fundraising goal by 10 times, resulting in a $53,822 gift to the university.
Substantial gifts from young alumni are a great indicator for future fundraising success, ensuring that NCCU thrives for generations to come, Davis adds.
The Class of 1969, whose 107 members were inducted into the Society of Golden Eagles, raised $463,626. Three class members contributed gifts totaling in $250,000 to the university.
Included in the group are NCCU Board of Trustees vice chairman Michael P. Johnson and his wife, Libby Johnson, corporate consulting leader Esther Silver-Parker, and business owner Helen Haskett Latten.
Overall, the Society of Golden Eagles, comprised of alumni graduating 50 years ago or more, contributed $871,921.
In addition, the following reunion classes made large contributions to NCCU:
- Class of 1974: ($448,796)
- Class of 1979: ($111,313)
- Class of 1984: ($100,971)
- Class of 1994: ($172,498)
Former members of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the NCCU chapter, also provided a $113,369 donation to its endowed student scholarship. The alumnae group joined other alumni members of National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations in donating a total of $457,163 to the university.