United Negro College Fund Receives Record $100 Million Donation

The United Negro College Fund has received its largest ever unrestricted donation in the amount of $100 million from philanthropic organization Lilly Endowment Inc.

The donation will help fund the 37 historically Black universities and colleges that are part of UNCF. Notable alumni of these institutions include:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. (Morehouse College)
  • John Lewis (Morehouse College)
  • Stacey Abrams (Spelman College)
  • Spike Lee (Morehouse College)

“The UNCF programs we have helped fund in the past have been successful, and we are confident that the efforts to be supported by this bold campaign will have a great impact on UNCF’s member institutions and their student’s lives,” said N. Clay Robbins chairman and CEO of the Lilly Endowment.

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