Morris Brown College raised $462,882.09, October 24-25, during its 2020 virtual homecoming festivities, almost reaching its goal of $500,000. The college was able to raise the majority of the money during an entertaining eight-hour live telethon-type setting with several dedicated sponsors.
“Despite the odds of raising money during a global pandemic, I am elated that the college was able to raise
$462,882.09. We are $40,000 short of reaching our goal,” said Kevin James, president of Morris Brown College. “We are thinking boldly and out of the box. I am hopeful we’ll raise more funds through donors and corporate sponsors by the end of this week.”
During Homecoming, the MBC board chair from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) gave a $121,000 donation, and members from MBC’s chapter sororities, fraternities, and affinity groups presented checks to the school. The Ronald Floyd Thomas family pledged a whopping $160,000. The Alpha Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi pledged $50,000. The college also accepted smaller donations from mobile apps like Cashapp, PayPal, and online.
James delivered his state of the college address to thousands of viewers logged in and called on alumni to pledge what they could and spread the word that Morris Brown was close to having its application approved on its quest for accreditation candidacy.
A replay of the Virtual Homecoming can be seen on the colleges’ social media and the college’s website.
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