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Take The VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge


Greetings Alumni and Friends,
Franklin Johnson
I would like to thank those who have already answered the call to support the VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge.  I encourage those who haven't as of yet to please consider making this worthwhile investment. 

As you know, we started this $ 100,000 fundraising initiative in March 2016 in an effort to match the gift of $ 100,000 that President Adbullah and his wife, Dr. Ahkinyala Cobb-Adbullah, made to VSU in February 2016. As of April 21, 2017, we have raised $ 41,005.00 toward our goal of $ 100,000.  That's not bad, but I know we can do a lot better so I am challenging all alumni to take the VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge today by giving $ 100.00 to the VSUAA Endowment Fund.  
Additionally, I am challenging all VSUAA alumni chapters to be represented with a donation.

Alumni participation in giving is the difference toward moving Virginia State University from good to great.  Your gift will go along way toward making this happen.  I urge you to make your gift of $ 100.00 today.
Provided below is the list of alumni who have already accepted the VSUAA Alumni Giving Challenge.  I look forward to his list growing even longer in the weeks to come.  

In Trojan Spirit, 
Franklin Johnson, Jr.
VSUAA President
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Here Are The Two Ways To Give
Gift by Check

Please make your check payable to the VSU Foundation and in the memo line write VSUAA Endowment Fund.
Please mail your check to:
The Office of Institutional Advancement 
P.O Box 9027
Storum Hall
1 Hayden Drive
Virginia State University, VA  23806

Online Giving

Please click on the Donate Now button below.  Fill out the Donor Information.  In the Item Information section select VSUAA Endowment Fund from the designation drop down.

Update:  As of April 21, 2017, we have raised $ 41,005.00 toward our goal of $ 100,000
Click on the link above to download the list of supporters. 

VA Governor Appoints And Reappoints VSU Alumni To Board of Visitors


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed Virginia State University (VSU) alumnus Mr. Gregory A. Whirley to the VSU Board of Visitors on June 2. Gov. McAuliffe also reappointed Mr. Huron Winstead, an alumnus, who serves as the Vice Rector on the VSU Board. "It is indeed my pleasure to give a heartfelt Trojan welcome to Mr. Whirley as our newest Visitor," said VSU President Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D. 


Abdullah also acknowledged Gov. McAuliffe's decision to reappoint Winstead to the Board by expressing, "Winstead's service and leadership to his alma mater and the Board have been remarkable." Board of Visitor Rector Harry Black shared his thoughts about Mr. Whirley. 
"On behalf of the Board of Visitors, I welcome Mr. Gregory Whirley and look forward to working with him. Mr. Whirley's experience and expertise will positively impact the Board's service to Virginia State University," said Rector Harry Black.  In regards to Mr. Winstead, Mr. Black stated that he was pleased to welcome back Winstead to the Board. 

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