Tuskegee alums No. 4 among HBCU giving


Reunion classes presenting donations during annual Founder's Day Convocation on April 6, 2014.

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (June 4, 2014) — The university has been named to a list of 10 Historically Black Colleges/Universities with high alumni donation rates. According to U.S. News and World Report, Tuskegee alumni donations rank No. 4 on the list. 

At HBCUs the average percent of alumni giving is less than 10 percent, the article stated. Tuskegee’s alumni donation rate was listed at 23 percent. 

According to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Tuskegee alums have given $1,302,252.84 since July 2013. 

“It is of crucial importance that alumni giving be sustained. It should not be viewed as a trend, but a lifestyle tradition,” said Dr. E. La’Shaun Seay, interim associate vice president for the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Seay, who is an alumna, said it is vital that alums help students in other ways as well. 

“It is important that Tuskegee University’s alumni continue to invest their time and efforts to the recruitment and mentoring of students, and upgrading residential facilities,” she said. 

The U.S. News and World Report list was compiled according to data submitted by 45 ranked institutions. The standings were compiled from a two-year average percentage of alumni donors for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. 

Colleges that did not report information for both years were not included. Unranked schools that did not meet criteria to be numerically ranked were not included in the report.

To see the complete list, go to: www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/2014/06/03/10-historically-black-schools-where-alumni-give-the-most?src=usn_tw.

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