HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2012, incorporated in 2015 by HBCU enthusiast Demetrius Johnson Jr. Our mission of supporting the significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and campaigning to provide them with raising scholarship funds, financial endowment while assisting in maintaining the interest and enthusiasm of making an HBCU a top choice for today's students. The Foundation is working to sustain HBCUs in producing the next visionary leaders of tomorrow.
What is HBCU Campaign Fund vision for the future?
HCF vision is to soon become a 501 (c) 3 organization, to provide initiative programs and partnerships in support of students, historically black colleges and universities and its communities. HCF plans to continue to support and invest in the future of students, America's HBCUs and higher education.
To assist HCF in becoming 501 (c) 3 organization by way of supporting the financial expenses of filing click here to give a donation or if you are a lawyer or license tax consultant and would like assisting with the fund with getting file click here to contact us.
What initiative programs does HCF offer for students and HBCUs?
So far, HCF offers two initiative program, one scholarship and runs four divisions which focuses in four different areas which consist of recruitment, alumni affairs, social affairs and development.
The two programs HCF offers are:
The HBCU of the Month program, which is an initiative program that is warmly open to all historically black colleges and universities. The vision of this initiative is to annually select (12) HBCUs to partner with in support by the HBCU Campaign Fund which are campaign for in terms of celebrating the rich history, present achievements and accomplishments and honoring the prestigious tradition of the selected HBCUs socially through HCF's social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & the organization's website). During the HBCUs designated celebration months, the Fund strives to bring recognition, recruitment and fundraise donations to help support and sustain HCF's HBCU partners, scholarships for students and other initiatives to sustain the HBCU. The HCF initiative project are to to hold recruitment trips, a leadership conference, and job fairs at the HBCU Partners location in the near future.
The Campus Representative Initiative Program is vision in the mission of taking HBCU campuses to the next level with HBCU mode leaders, critical thinkers, and visionaries. HCF's Campus Representative Initiative program is designed to train students on HBCU campuses in becoming better leaders of tomorrow by engaging HBCU spirit and pride on their campuses, (Brother to Brother/Sister to Sister) mentor a fellow peer (incoming freshmen preferably) guiding them through their first year as an college student which will include: watching their academics, showing them the ultimate HBCU experience that their campus offers and encouraging them to continue their education studies at an HBCU. Campus Representatives will also assist in recruiting for their HBCU institutions by attending college fairs and other recruiting events/trips. The program will include students in attending leadership programs and conferences as well as hosting leadership programs and conferences for the student body of their campuses. Students will be projected to work on policies that will help in the betterment of HBCUs.
HCF offers one scholarship:
The HBCU General Scholarship which is open to high school seniors and all HBCUs attendees. The scholarship is visioned to support college-bound high school seniors and students who are already attending college at an HBCU. The students must be in need of assistance with their financial college expenses. This scholarship will assist with sustaining enrollment and gain retention for HBCUs. A lot of students drop out due to not being able to afford their current college expenses. So the students pack up and move back home. High school students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average or higher, acceptance into a historically black college or university and enrolling as a full-time student. HBCU students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average or higher, enrolled as a full-time student, provide proof for financial assistance needed, and have an outstanding account balance between $1,000 and $3,000. All HBCU undergraduates students are selected for the HBCU General Scholarship through the HBCU Campaign Fund HBCU of the Month program.
HCF also runs four divisions, they are:
The Division of Recruitment, which is responsible for going out and engaging with recruiting new students to historically black colleges and universities. This division plans initiatives in recruiting to all of the 107 HBCUs by connecting the recruits to their perspective institutions that the candidate is interested in attending. An HBCU Campaign Fund Recruitment Tour is in the works also in part of our initiative to help recruit for HBCUs and to remain on our motto to 'Keep HBCUs Alive'. The Division of Recruitment hosts an HBCU Admissions/Recruitment directory that pertains HBCU institution's Office of Admissions or Recruitment contact information so that potential students could seek more interest with accessible link. You can visit HCF's Division of Recruitment here.
The Division of Alumni Affairs, which is responsible for taking care of connecting HBCU alumnus to the organization as well as involving initiative intake to keep the alumni engage to giving back to their HBCU alma mater with time and dollars. This division also takes care of planning networking events with the organization and alumni's.
The Division of Social Affairs, which is responsible for taking care of the organization social events that will assist with intake and bring in contribution support for the organization as well as fundraising contributions for our supported HBCU Partner institutions and students to help continue the rich historical experience of a quality education at those HBCU institutions.
The Division of Development, which is responsible for record-keeping of donations given as well as connecting partners with the organization. The Division will also be in charge with record-keeping of the organization scholarships and events in expenses purposes.
How is the Foundation sustained?
The Fund rely on donations for HBCUs from individuals and small business. The Fund is currently working to gain and sustain civic organization and major corporation support. The Fund is also working in creating a fundraiser event in sustaining contribution support.
Why should I give to HCF and not directly to the HBCU?
You are suggested to give directly to the HBCU. HCF serves as a supportive organization, the choice is yours to give directly to the HBCU or to HCF. Funds given to HCF are guaranteed to be allocated as requested. As a non-profit organization, HCF is eligible and work towards receiving other funding from additional entities. Those additional funds are subject to be used in ways to assisting our partner HBCU institutions.
How can I give to the Fund?
You can give a gift donation to HBCU Campaign Fund by clicking here.
How are the funds raised allocated?
The Fund takes the funds donated and 100% of it are disperse to specific institutions or initiative project at requested, unless otherwise designated by the donor. Donor chooses to give to one of the recipients: to an HBCU of their choice, an initiative project or to HBCU Campaign Fund organization.
How can I become involved in supporting HBCUs if I don't have fund to donate?
You can become a volunteer with HBCU Campaign Fund in supporting HBCUs. Either if it representing us in a sporting events in representation of HBCUs or working in the office sending for a phone-a-ton or mailing letters. You can become a part of our efforts in supporting America's HBCUs. For ways to volunteer, click here to contact us.
How do I or my company become a sponsor of the Fund?
HCF rely on the generosity of individual, small companies, and corporate sponsors to help us support students and our HBCU institution partners.
We are grateful for each prospective sponsor's passion for our mission and desire to work on behalf of historically black colleges and universities. Click below to contact us in becoming a sponsor by filling out the sponsor request form.
How do I connect with HCF on social media?
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