JMAC presents.... When They See Us: The HBCU Campaign

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MAY
17

JMAC presents: Virtual Townhall w/Mississippi HBCU Presidents Forum Part II

Tuesday from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT

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Add to Calendar 2022-05-17 18:00:00 2022-05-17 19:30:00 America/Chicago JMAC presents: Virtual Townhall w/Mississippi HBCU Presidents Forum Part II

Host: Mississippi Social Action Coordinator, Shirley Tucker

Host: Mississippi Social Action Coordinator, Shirley Tucker

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are essential pillars in driving impact and social change. To be successful, HBCUs must engage all society members, including faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents, and other close constituents. Involving these groups will, at a minimum, satisfy their need for inclusion.

Our HBCU Campaign Purpose: Educational Disparities and Inequalities is one of the National Social Action Priorities. The Social Action Committee of Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. aims to raise awareness about HBCUs in Mississippi. Their importance to the African American community provides a safe place to learn, grow, empower students, and encourage a motive to reciprocate giving back to an instrumental institution in their lives.

We thank The National Scholarship and Standards Committee of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, and Renasant Bank for granting JMAC funds to support this initiative. We also would like to acknowledge our collegiate chapters, Delta Epsilon, Delta Pi, and Theta Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for their support and participation in this HBCU Campaign. 

Here's how to get involved:

Step 1: Make a Gift! 

Donations of any size will help ensure Mississippi HBCUs fiscal stability to thrive and survive on the foundation and purpose of HBCUs. You have the option to select which institution you would like your donation to go to or you may select “General Fund” that will split the total dollar amount between the (5) HBCUs.

Our fundraising goal is to raise $100,000.00 by May 31, 2022 to make a real difference in the lives of students at HBCUs in Mississippi. We aim to raise awareness about HBCUs and their importance to the African American community. HBCUs rely heavily on donations to implement their missions.

Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. understands the culture, history, and impact of HBCUs and the critical niche they fulfill. We know their assets, including strong relationships, successful alumni, and local and regional economic impact.

Step 2: Tune in!

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Our Mississippi HBCU Presidents holding their award!

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Here's just a few things we can accomplish with your support:

  • When a HBCU student succeeds, we are also helping ensure the success of that student’s family and community, and our country.
  • These investments are critical for increasing diversity in the workforce. HBCUs represent only 3% of our nation’s institutions of higher education, but produce 17% of all African American graduates, including a disproportionately high number of Black doctors, lawyers, engineers and thought leaders.
  • We’re voicing our support for HBCUs, not only because it would create infrastructure jobs that are an essential part of our economic recovery, but also because it would fulfill our commitment to improving economic mobility and investing in racial and social equity

Thank you 2022 Mississippi HBCU Campaign Sponsors

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Champion of Education  ($25,000 or more)

Foundation for the Mid South


Visionary ($10,000-$24,999)

Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Leading by Example ($1,000-$4,999) 

Renasant Bank

Spa 318, Inc.

Tatum and Wade PLLC 

Smile Design Orthodontics

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church

New Hope Baptist Church

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Columbus-Lowndes County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Mt. Helm Baptist Church


Keys to Our Success ($250-$999)

Women's Foundation of Mississippi

The Kirkland Group

KMJ Enterprise

Alderwoman Erma J. Johnson, Ward 1- Byram, MS 

For Brown Girls, Inc. 

Greater Fairview Baptist Church

Mount Nebo Baptist Church 

Healing Hands Rehabilitation Services 

Classy Tips Nail Spa

Hope Credit Union 

College Hill Missionary Baptist Church 

JT Unique LLC 

Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God In Christ

Epsilon Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


FAQs

Q: What is a HBCU and why is it important?

Before the Civil Rights movement, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) offered African Americans one of their only routes to a college degree. These institutions helped African Americans pursue professional careers, earn graduate degrees, and advance their education in an inclusive environment. HBCU means Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCUs date back to the 19th century, when many offered Black students an opportunity for higher education. Today, they continue to serve a vital role in higher education. HBCUs outperform non-HBCU institutions in retaining and graduating first-generation, low-income African American students.

Q: Is this donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Please join us in celebrating the power of Mississippi HBCUs with your unrestricted donation today. Our fiscal agent for this fundraising campaign, The Foundation for the Mid South, Inc. This an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN 72-1151070. 

The Foundation for the Mid South is a 501(c)(3) entity, incorporated to support education, health wellness, wealth building, and community development initiatives. The mission of The Foundation for the Mid South is to improve the lives in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The current educational focus of The Foundation for the Mid South, Inc. support efforts that help students succeed academically—by strengthening traditional education systems and programs and community institutions serving students. Please visit https://www.fndmidsouth.org/ to learn more about how they make a difference in the community!

Q: What other ways can I support HBCUs?

To learn more about making a Qualified Charitable Distribution, or if you plan to submit a corporate match, please reach out to [email protected]

Your support will help Mississippi HBCUs thrive!

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