GoFundMe and Thurgood Marshall College Fund team up to help HBCU students pay for college
AmNews Staff Reports | 11/21/2017, 6:39 a.m.
GoFundMe recently announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. GoFundMe and TMCF teamed up to raise money in support of students at the nation's 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
"No American should be prevented from enrolling in and graduating from college because of money. Sadly, that is a reality for many HBCU students," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., TMCF President & CEO. "This innovative partnership with GoFundMe makes ordinary people extraordinary philanthropists, through their online giving platform now used to support deserving HBCU students pay for their college education."
GoFundMe released a new TMCF fundraising hub, serving as a resource for students and their communities. The company said it want to make it as easy as possible for GoFundMe donors to find students attending HBCUs, as well as giving students and their families the tips and tools they need for a successful campaign.
GoFundMe and Thurgood Marshall College Fund launched six GoFundMe campaigns for students attending college at Howard University, Fayetteville State, Norfolk State, and South Carolina State. To make a contribution or to start a GoFundMe, please visit the TMCF fundraising hub here: www.gofundme.com/tmcf.