Bronx AKAs hosting HBCU fundraiser
AmNews Staff Reports | 9/12/2019, 2:12 p.m.
The Eta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is hosting a “School Daze Party” to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Saturday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Code Red Restaurant & Lounge located at 1320 East Gunhill Rd.
Guests don’t have to currently attend an HBCU or be a graduate of an HBCU. Attendees are being asked to asked wear their college or alumni college gear. Admission is $20 by purchasing tickets on eventbrite.com and typing in “School Daze.” Tickets will not be sold at the door.
The fundraiser is kicking off National HBCU Week taking place Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Alpha Kappa Alpha seeks to raise $1 million in 24 hours for a second consecutive year during HBCU Impact Day on September 16. As part of a four-year $10 million fundraising goal, AKA International President Dr. Glenda Glover is leading the challenge for contributions that can help to secure fiscal sustainability and success across all HBCUs.
"This year, we are simultaneously launching a ten-month campaign to secure larger corporate giving matches, corporate pledges and donations to our AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, while continuing our efforts to support these all-important educational institutions," said Dr. Glover, who is also president of Tennessee State University, and an HBCU graduate.
On September 16, as part of the sorority's recognition of HBCU week, chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host fundraising events around the globe. Donors can make contributions by texting AKAHBCU to 44321, giving by mail or online at http://aka1908.com/hbcus/donate-hbcu during the 24-hour campaign. Money raised through HBCU Impact Day will assist in providing financial support to these schools over the next three years.