HCF Founder, President and CEO Demetrius Johnson, Jr., issued the following statement on Tyre Nichols:

“The HCF family is distraught by the horrific video of the brutally dehumanizing beating that caused the death of Tyre Nichols in the hands of Memphis police after a simply traffic stop. The policeman dragged, pepper sprayed, and even threw fists for a situation that could’ve been reconciled peacefully.

The unnecessary beating of Tyre Nichols brought anger, pain, and suffering to so many American who tragically have lost someone due to brutality in this nation and in this world. And we are so disheartened that this continues to happen to those who do not deserve it.

We are so saddened to learn that Tyre is no longer with us, and our hearts are with his family, friends, and loved ones as we continue to process the grief of such a painful moment to witness in our lifetime. As Bernice King stated, “Human beings deserve to be treated with respect, including by police officers.”

We stand in solidity with others and call for justice. Justice must not only call for accountability for the officers but accountability for everyone. It applies to police officers, higher education professionals, corporate professionals, those who execute mass shootings, etc. Life is precious, and we must employ a Beloved Community Mindset as MLK did to transform and defeat unjust systems and evil that continue to affect the world where we courageously live.

Let’s stand up for love and support each other during difficult times. We ask that you practice safe activism as we call for justice for Tyre Nichols and his family. We ask that government officials not take this situation lightly but take action to reform legislative efforts and accountability in American policing. We can do better for fair human rights, and this must not continue to happen.

We live in a world that respects power above all things. Power, intelligently directed, can lead to more freedom. Unwisely directed, it can be dreadful, destructive force,” said Mary McLeod Bethune in her Last Will & Testament.”

About the HBCU Campaign Fund
The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) was founded in 2012 and is a non-profit educational organization that remains a strong advocate for students and higher education. The mission of HCF is to support the significance and raise funds for scholarships, programs, and for private and public HBCUs and MSIs. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

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Your support is urgently needed to ensure that the success of our organization continues – and all of its advocacy work for higher education. Click here to make a donation!

Your gift to HCF today will support our critical work and will help
• Provide scholarships to financial need base high school students and students currently attending HBCUs and MSIs;
Providing and funding more initiative and innovative programs that will enhance HBCU students critical thinking;
• Continue the advocacy mission of HCF and its operational costs;
• Continue its support of private and public HBCUs and MSIs;
• and so much more!

Please consider making a contribution now. Your compassion means the world to us, the students, and institutions that reply on us for support. Click here to make a donation!

Your donation will work twice as hard to help continue the work that we do at HCF, thank you for your generosity, always!


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Happy Holidays from HCF!


Dear supporter,

On the behalf of the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF), the students, and institutions that we serve, we wish you a safe and happy holidays and say thank you for all that you do for higher education with us. Students and institutions are now heading into the holidays celebrating many milestones that was accomplished because of you.

Your support, friendship, and dedication literally made a difference to many students and institutions that we served this year. Thank you for such a profound and wonderful gift this holiday season.

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Dear supporter,

On the behalf of the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF), the students, and institutions that we serve, we wish you a safe and happy holidays and say thank you for all that you do for higher education with us. Students and institutions are now heading into the holidays celebrating many milestones that was accomplished because of you.

Your support, friendship, and dedication literally made a difference to many students and institutions that we served this year. Thank you for such a profound and wonderful gift this holiday season.


Dear supporter,

We appreciate every one of you for all that you have done to support higher education with us during 2022. It has again been a challenging year, but because of your support, HCF has never stopped advocating for students and higher education. Thanks to you, there are so many milestones to celebrate this holiday season. We’ve inaugurated an estimate of four college presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and we’re so excited to see them take flight at their specific campuses. Also, we’ve introduced several individuals to the role of the president or chancellor at various campuses. Many gifts, many additions to campuses, and many enrollment increases.

With your help, our advocacy will go a lot further in 2023 when assisting students and supporting higher education. Our work requires great generosity and dedication with a hand from passionate supporters like you. Without you, setting forth dreams cannot be made possible. When you donate to HCF, your generosity works twice as hard and will significantly impact our work.

Make a year-end gift today

As a supporter of HCF, you help change the lives of brilliant young people who are shaping into scholars determined to finish strong and succeed as overachievers. You help HBCUs and MSIs stay open and continue providing high-quality education to their specific populations. Also, you support our organization’s operations to remain afloat and to continue our mission-focused work. Please consider making a year-end contribution to allow HCF to push even further and help more students and institutions who need us most.

As always, thank you for support and joining the fight to #CampaignForHBCUs!

The HBCU Campaign Fund’s (HCF) Founder, President & CEO, Demetrius Johnson Jr., was tapped as Career Services Program Coordinator to the Assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law. His tenure began on November 28. He will continue his duties as the Founder, President & CEO at the HBCU Campaign Fund, where he has served in the capacity for nine years.

Johnson brings several years of experience to the university’s law school, where a few of his duties will contain coordinating projects for the Career Services Office, managing 12Twenty (Hire Bowen) – posting jobs/internships offered by employers, and working aside the Assistant Dean. Johnson states he is incredibly honored by the opportunity and looks forward to bringing his passionate and student-centered enthusiasm to law school.

“I am both humbled and honored to accept the position of Program Coordinator at the William H. Bowen School of Law of UA-Little Rock. This will be such an exciting opportunity for me as I enter a different aspect of higher education,” said Johnson. “I enjoy working and serving students; therefore, I am extremely grateful for the Assistant Dean’s trust to serve in such a capacity. I look forward to working with the Assistant Dean as we focus on achieving new challenges and opportunities for the law school and its students. This is a time of growth for me, and I am ready to take on this new challenge.”

Demetrius Johnson Jr., Founder, President & CEO of the HBCU Campaign Fund.

Johnson has nearly six years of being in a higher education setting, most recently serving as a recruiter for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Prior to, he served as Financial Aid Counselor at Mississippi Valley State University and Admissions Communications Specialist at Lincoln University of Missouri. Since 2015, he has served as the Founder, President & CEO of the HBCU Campaign Fund, an advocacy non-profit educational organization that supports the significance and raises funds for scholarships and services at HBCUs and MSIs.

“I enjoy working and servicing the students with the essentials they need to succeed in their collegiate studies. I strongly believe in customer service and being user-friendly, which is the key to a successful staff-to-student relationship. Also, it plays a huge part in retention,” Johnson added.

Described as a highly visionary and passionate leader at heart, Johnson is a strong advocate for HBCUs. His vision for HCF is to lead the organization forward as an essential tool for supporting students and higher education. His ultimate goal is to ensure that HBCUs remain the relevant institutions that they were created to be, by us.

Johnson has received numerous awards and recognitions since his presidency at HCF. He was named among the 2016 HBCU Top 30, Under 30 by HBCU Buzz. Also, he served on a number of committees and groups.

Johnson earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In 2016, he was selected to attend a four-week study abroad program at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaures in Toulouse, France. He is currently working on his Master’s degree.

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We hope that you will consider to contribute to our Challenge and help us in reaching our fund goal of $25,000 to fulfill our mission in supporting students and higher education.

Your gift today will help ensure HCF can continue hitting the ground running throughout 2022. We still have much important advocacy and programming work to do if we are going to help keep higher education evolving and the fight to #CampaignForHBCUs going.

Please make your generous year-end gift today. Your gift will have triple the impact for higher education and have HCF to provide scholarship in the coming years.

Thank you for your compassion — now and always!

With appreciation,

Demetrius Johnson Jr.
Founder, President & CEO

Dear HCF Supporters,

#GivingTuesday is a global day that allows individuals to support causes and organizations that make a difference in their communities and around the world. Every year, on the Tuesday after Cyber Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is pleased to join in Giving Tuesday and with the help of our support, the fight to Campaign for HBCUs will continue to assure that HCF can support the important assignment that HBCUs and MSIs do in providing quality education to a diverse population of students.

This year, our goal is to reach $25,000 in necessary funding to continue our mission to provide scholarships and support higher education. Gifts donated during HCF’s #GivingTuesday campaign will be used where needed most in support of students attending HBCUs and higher education, specifically Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Higher education can be the debt of a student during their matriculating, and with your support of HCF, we can assist with helping those students with their educational endeavors. On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, we encourage you to consider HCF in reaching its goals to advocate for higher education, making a recurring or one-time gift below.

About the HBCU Campaign Fund
Founded in 2012, HCF was the vision and brainchild of founder Demetrius Johnson, Jr. In 2015, HCF incorporated its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for student scholarships and services at HBCUs and MSIs. HCF remains today as a strong advocate for students and higher education. Visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

How can I join the cause? You can support HCF through its #GivingTuesday campaign in the following ways:

  • Joining the #Unselfie movement by taking a selfie with reasons why you support HCF and tagging HCF on social media using #HCFGivingTuesday
  • Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to talk about HCF, what does the organization mean to you and why do you support the organization
  • Make a gift by using Cash App: $CampaignForHBCUs
  • Or online at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/donate and contributing to one of the following: HCF HBCU General Scholarship, Annual HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour, The Brenda G. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, and Campus Student Ambassador Program. You may designate where your donation goes, and 100% of it goes to the selected cause.

To get involved in supporting HCF before, on GivingTuesday, and after, you are encouraged to visit the HCF Giving Tuesday official page at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/donate/givingtuesday to learn more about how you can make a difference!

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Dear Supporters,

I wanted to inform you of the advocacy efforts that our organization does in support of students, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) 365 days of the year. Everyday, HCF tirelessly advocate for the better future of students, HBCUs, and MSIs as we continue to strengthen our role as leading advocates in the space of higher education.

We’d love to hear why you choose to support HCF. You can share your reasons on social media using the hashtag #HCFILoveMyHBCU. We will share some of the heartwarming #HCFILoveMyHBCU stories on our social media pages.

We thank you so much for your support. Your support and contributions only helps to strengthen our mission further each and every day, and continues the long-lasting fight to Campaign For HBCUs. Whether you serve on staff, volunteered, donated, or read or shared our content, it’s much appreciated. Because We Are HBCUs!

Warms Regards,
Demetrius Johnson, Jr.
Founder, President & CEO

CHICAGO, IL – In January, several HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) have had to lock down or postpone classes due to bomb threats. Now, on the first day of Black History Month, more than a dozen HBCUs reported bomb threats for the third time. Howard University has received a bomb threat for the third time.

HCF Founder, President & CEO Demetrius Johnson Jr., issued the following statement on the third round of bomb threats targeting and threatening HBCU campuses. More than a dozen HBCUs get bomb threats on the first day of Black History Month

“Several HBCUs have received bomb threats that have put those campuses in harm, and a horrifying situation to react accordingly. As an advocacy organization for HBCUs, we are disheartened and disturbed by the continuous notice of bomb threats at HBCU campuses. The strength of our HBCU institutions truly matter; they are sacred places to our nation that we must preserve. We hope that these crimes will bring justice to those responsible and that this is a top priority for federal law enforcement. Please don’t be silent about this. If you have any information that could assist federal law enforcement in solving this, please call ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) at (888) 283-8477 or the FBI at (800) 225-5324. HBCU Nation, please continue remain strong, safe, and aware of all of your surroundings during this unforeseen times.”

“I am calling for all HBCU advocates of NAACP, UNCF, TMCF, HBCU Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus to come together in urging an end to such crime and challenge the FBI for further investigation.”

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Dear Supporters,

We are needing your help. Our charge at HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is to work tirelessly to assist students and higher education. Thank you for your unwavering support throughout the years of our organization’s existence; we were able to make dreams come true. Furthermore, as we continue our mission to remain strong advocates for students and HBCUs, we would like your continued support to become an HBCU Campaign Fund donor in helping us in the longevity fight in strengthening the HBCU space.

Our mission is to fundraise a goal of $50,000 while instituting initiative programming and partnerships in support of HBCUs and their communities. We’ll accomplish those goals by providing scholarships, endowments and enhancing the significance of those who our organization supports.

Our fundraising campaigns focus on raising funding for students who have financial needs to continue their college education or assist the organization with the necessary financing for providing initiative programming to students and HBCUs. Your contribution is critical and beneficial to many individuals supported through HCF who fall short financially. Our goal is to assist as many individuals in need and ensure that they accomplish their dreams.

We are calling on all HBCU alumni, friends, affinity groups, and education supporters to help us support students going to college and keep them in college by supporting the HBCU Campaign Fund with a generous gift to continue the proposed dreamed mission.

If you would like to become a donor, you can make an online donation at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/donate. You may donate directly below or mail to HBCU Campaign Fund, 12558 S. Princeton Ave, Chicago, IL 60628-7225. Your donation will provide access to the key of education for many students who are achieving their goals to success. We Are HBCUs.

Yours Sincerely,

Demetrius Johnson, Jr.
Founder, President and CEO
HBCU Campaign Fund