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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Lincoln University of Missouri with first installment of $100,000 Endowment

Photo of President Jerald Jones Woolfolk during her Inauguration as the 20th President of Lincoln University of Missouri. Photo courtesy of Lincoln University.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Lincoln University as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.

On February 28, 2019, Lincoln University’s President Jerald Jones Woolfolk will come together with 31 other presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters in Chicago to accept the first installment of their institution’s award.

“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund with the goal of investing in the future of our young people and the sustainability of our treasured HBCU’s” said Dr. Glenda Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha International President. “Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide Lincoln University the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCU’s.”

This historic event will gather presidents from HBCU’s across the nation and feature remarks from Dr. Glenda Glover as well as a tour of the iconic and recently renovated Ivy center International Headquarters in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Lincoln University President Jerald Jones Woolfolk, a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha says; “Lincoln University (Missouri) is honored to have been selected as one of the first recipients to be awarded $100,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. These funds will have an enormous impact on Lincoln University as it will allow us to provide more scholarships dollars to students who otherwise could not obtain a college education and to aid in ensuring Lincoln University’s sustainability for another 153 years. As does Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lincoln University has a proud history as an HBCU which provides access and opportunity to all.” She continued; “I will travel to the headquarters Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Chicago to receive the award. I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and I am proud of the impact that Lincoln University (Missouri) has had on the lives of thousands of students who have com through it doors since 1866. I am proud and privilege to lead this historic University! On behalf of the member of Lincoln University (Missouri), I say thank you to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.! Your gift helps us continue making dreams come true. We are Focused! We are determined! We Are Lincoln!

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About Lincoln University of Missouri

Lincoln University of Missouri is a historically black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive institution that provides excellent educational opportunities including theoretical and applied learning experiences to a diverse population with a nurturing, student-centered environment. Established in 1866 by the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantry Regiments, the campus is located in the capitol of Missouri. The University currently serves a student population of approximately 2,500. Today, Lincoln University is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in this country. For more information, visit www.lincolnu.edu.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1000 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Libera, the Bahmas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and Middle East. Led by International President Glenda Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA. Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit www.AKA1908.com. For more information on Educational Advancement Foundation, visit www.AKAEAF.org.

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