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HBCUs report biggest donations in history

Hampton University, Howard University and Xavier University of Louisiana declare multi-million-dollar gifts.

Three HBCUs have gotten their biggest gifts ever, the universities declared on Tuesday (July 28). As indicated by CBS News, Howard University, Hampton University and Xavier University of Louisiana all got sizable gifts from Jeff Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott, who allegedly looked for direction from a “This pure act of benevolence is clearly a game changer and it could not have come at a better time,” University President Dr. William R. Harvey said. “I speak for the entire Hampton University community when I say we are grateful to Ms. MacKenzie Scott, who has chosen to support us during this unprecedented period of uncertainty.”

“I would like to thank Ms. Mackenzie Scott for her investment into Howard University and our 153-year mission of serving a diverse community of dynamic scholars who come here for an education and leave here with purpose to serve the world,” Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a press release. “We plan to immediately put this eight-figure gift to good use to support components of our five-year strategic plan to help students graduate on time, retain our talented faculty, enhance our campus infrastructure and support academic innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Scott apparently gave $20 million to Xavier, which the college said would “expand scholarships, endow new faculty positions and make much needed investments.”

“This is a remarkable demonstration of support and encouragement for Xavier and its mission and a reminder that what we do is important-not only at the University, but also within our global community,” Xavier President Verret said in a release. “This gift will enhance the university’s capacity to educate in the medical sciences, pharmacy, law, the arts and the social sciences.”

Hampton University didn’t reveal the gift sum from Scott, however reported it is thinking about powering the assets into its Proton Therapy Institute, grants for high school students or technological upgrades to the university’s science labs.

“This pure act of benevolence is clearly a game changer and it could not have come at a better time,” University President Dr. William R. Harvey said. “I speak for the entire Hampton University community when I say we are grateful to Ms. MacKenzie Scott, who has chosen to support us during this unprecedented period of uncertainty.”

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