Message from the TCNAA President

Fellow Tougalooians,

As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Tougaloo College, reflecting on its successes in educating and molding students of the past, present and future into global leaders in the world marketplace, it is imperative that we re-invigorate our commitment to our alma mater. The purpose of TCNAA is to promote the mission, interest and priorities of Tougaloo College. I believe that we, the administration of TCNAA, have a fiduciary responsibility to work in a collaborative effort with the administration and trustees to uphold our mission. Our Eagle Queen’s success is dependent on the support of its alumni through our fundraising, recruitment and advocacy efforts.

Therefore, as president, I have developed several goals/objectives on which I would like for us as a team to concentrate our efforts to support Tougaloo College and TCNAA. Each of us must focus our talents towards achieving our goals.

Goal #1: TCNAA, in collaboration with Tougaloo College, will increase alumni giving to $2,000,000.00 by 2021.

Goal #2: TCNAA, in collaboration with Tougaloo College, will increase its alumni giving levels to the annual fund from 15% to 45% by 2021.

Goal #3: TCNAA, in collaboration with Tougaloo College, will actively assist in the recruitment efforts of the college to recruit to an enrollment of 1,500 students attending by 2021.

Goal #4: TCNAA, in collaboration with Tougaloo College, will develop and implement strategies to attract young alumni to join the association and make annual contributions to the college.

Goal #5: TCNAA, in collaboration with Tougaloo College, will develop and implement strategies to increase the number of alumni making annual fund contributions to the college from 750 to 1,000 by 2021.

Goal #6: TCNAA will develop a strategic plan.

I understand that these are bold and lofty goals, but I believe we, the alumni, are bold and purposeful. If we embrace these goals, we can achieve them and advance the association. I look forward to working with each of you to accomplish our objectives and fulfill our mission.

We are a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More)!

Yours for Tougaloo,

David E. Miller, Esq.