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Howard University Announces the Howard Homecoming 100 Alumni Giving Campaign in Celebration of Homecoming

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WASHINGTON – In advance of this year’s Virtual Homecoming, Howard University is encouraging alumni and friends to make a donation through the Howard Homecoming 100 campaign, which aims to cover the cost of full tuition for 100 deserving scholars this semester.

In lieu of traveling to Washington, D.C., for Homecoming, alumni will be tuning in to the numerous online events from all over the world. Not only will these unusual circumstances enable greater participation, but the virtual celebrations will allow alumni to save money they otherwise would have spent on travel, hotel stays, dinners, and more.

“I hope our alumni will take this opportunity to pay it forward, to take the money they’re saving on this year’s Virtual Homecoming and use it to lift up today’s Howard students as a show of gratitude for all the help they received while they were students on the Hilltop,” says President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “We know that people have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but those who have the means should consider contributing to the Howard100 campaign to support those who deserve help and are most in need of assistance.”

Alumni and friends can contribute any amount to the campaign to help provide full tuition support to the 100 selected students. The campaign is now open and accepting donations. Donors will also have ample opportunity to give throughout the Homecoming festivities.

“Howard Homecoming is about showing the strength of the Howard family so current students understand the depth of the support system at their backs,” says Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations David Bennett. “A contribution to the Howard Homecoming 100 campaign is more than a symbolic gesture—it is a tangible act that will help 100 students continue their studies. In addition, this campaign will demonstrate to our current student body that, no matter what challenges they encounter, being a part of this community entitles them to lifelong support from a vast extended family committed to helping them overcome all obstacles.”

To make a Howard Homecoming 100 contribution, please visit https://giving.howard.edu/hh100.

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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.

 Media Contact: Misha Cornelius, misha.cornelius@howard.edu