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tudents really provides n time and to get out ty and be ready for the y,. ENSURING THAT A ‘LEGACY LIVES FOREVER’

Past Endowment Donors (Individuals and Corporations) Frederick S. Humphries & Antoinette M. Humphries Philip Morris International, Inc. T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh Sprint-Nextel Corporation Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Another alumni group has also hit a significant fundraising milestone.

William Patrick Belin

Just in time for the start of the

Thelma Jones Vriend

2016-2017 academic year, the

Deloitte & Touche Foundation

Washington, D.C., FAMU National

3M Corporation

Alumni Association Chapter provided the University $266,000 in July 2016, one of

Juanita E. Orr & Virginia P. Orr

the largest donations from a single alumni

Florida A&M University National Alumni Association

chapter in recent years. The funds have been earmarked for

Marva Bradley Harris

establishing the Washington, D.C., Chapter Annie B. Pharr Endowed Scholarship to

Deitra Benton

benefit students attending FAMU who are

Michael L. Reid & Audrey J. Jones-Reid

from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.

Rodney H. & Madeline D. Portier

The donation is the result of an estate gift bequeathed to the chapter by the late Annie

Mirion P. & Geraldine N. Bowers

B. Pharr, who received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from FAMU in 1946. Pharr held

Capital Health Plan & Edwin Thorpe

senior management positions, such as head

Pete Griffin & Hansel E. Tookes

nurse and director of training at Freedman

Jacquelyn T. Hartley

Hospital in Washington, D.C. “We chose to establish the endowment

Selvin & Sharon Cobb

at the FAMU Foundation so that Annie B.

Lawton Williams & Bobbie Barnes Williams Jr.

Pharr’s legacy could live forever while also helping the University fill the funding gap for students,” said Artie L. Polk, D.Min., chapter

Ford Motor Corporation

president.

FAMU Foundation, Inc

According to Hudson, the financial

Next Era Energy, Inc. (Florida Power & Light)

commitments made by these dynamic alumni are the ignition that helps to keep FAMU’s students and its Eternal Flame shining brightly. “Having funds available for our students really provides an avenue for them to graduate on time,” he said, “and to get out and be productive members of society and be ready for the global economy.”

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS Vice President for Student Affairs William Hudson Jr., Ph.D., paid tribute to alumni during the endowment ceremony, stating that their contributions help students overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

Barber Construction (Rattler Construction) Accenture LLP Procter & Gamble/Gillette Company Worldwide Bank of America Charitable Foundation (NationsBank) Eli Lilly & Company Mead Westvaco Foundation

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