Support the 2018-2019 Alumni Giving Goal of $1,500,000 We Need Your Help!!!

“Receiving my Tougaloo scholarship for the past two years has alleviated some of the financial burden in my life, essentially making it possible to complete my goals.  Overall, this scholarship has helped me accomplish my current of goal to have funds for school, move on to the next goal of maintaining my GPA and to eventually becoming a successful educator.  I look forward to joining the ranks of Tougaloo alumni who make it possible for students like me to survive and thrive.”     Vanetta Brownlow ‘21

Dear Fellow Alumni,                                    

We are fortunate to have loyal donors like you who recognize that your support strengthens the Tougaloo experience and makes a real difference in the lives of our students. We are fortunate to have donors who realize that together we can give students the opportunities and nurturing support to help them succeed and add to the list of Tougaloo legacy builders.  Your gifts continue to help fund opportunities that transform their lives and enable deserving, motivated young men and women to further their education.

I continue to encourage and challenge each of us to reflect on what Tougaloo College has meant, means now and will forever mean to us personally and as a unified body.  When we think of our many experiences and fond memories, we recognize that what we have gained from these experiences, friendships and fellowship, was what brought us to where we are now – successful

in whatever we were purposed.  We are now poised and obligated to give our work, wisdom and our wealth back to Tougaloo because of what it has given to us.

As a matter of information, here’s the 2017 -2018 Alumni Giving Report:  (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
Alumni Goal – $1,200,000 | Amount Raised – $ 1,126,917.20
Alumni Donor Goal – 1500     Actual Donors –  1236

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the college will celebrate its Sesquicentennial Anniversary, commemorating our rich legacy of academic excellence and social justice and recognizing our historic achievements and impactful contributions to society.  To ensure its continued success for future generations, we solicit your support in reaching our financial goal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Alumni are challenged to raise/donate $1,500,000, and we need you help!  We must continue to support students like Vanetta with opportunities to reach their full potential.  It is not only important to raise dollars but to get our percentage of alumni donors up; numbers make a difference!  U.S. News & World Report and other publications look at annual alumni giving percentages to determine national rankings for colleges and universities.  The more support Tougaloo receives, the higher its ranking becomes.

From the Office of Alumni Relations, we encourage each of you to assist in this endeavor by making whatever contribution you can. Remember, the only gift too small is no gift at all!!  Please help make this a banner fundraising year for alumni of Tougaloo College as we celebrate 150 years and beyond.

You may donate online – https://donate.tougaloo.edu/donation/ or by mail:  Tougaloo College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, Mississippi, 39174

Yours for Tougaloo,

Doris Griffith Bridgeman ‘69
Director of Alumni Relations