FSU to Hold Day of Giving on December 3November 25, 2019FSU to Hold Day of Giving on December 3
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (November 19, 2019) – Fayetteville State University (FSU) will hold Fayetteville State Forward – A Day of Giving on December 3, 2019. FSU is asking alumni, donors, and friends to contribute at least $136 for student scholarships.
Why $136? In 1867, seven prominent African American men dared to conceive a big dream. They started by raising $136 to purchase two lots of land on Gillespie Street in Fayetteville, N.C., for the future home of a school to educate black children. Today, with more than 6,500 students, nearly 900 faculty and staff, and over 40 degrees, FSU has grown from its original mission to become one of the nation’s most diverse campus communities.
“Students are the number one resource at any institution and what better way to invest in that resource than through a gift in support of scholarships,” said Interim Chancellor Peggy Valentine. “This day of giving is an ideal way to do that, because it reflects on a piece of this university’s rich history and it allows donors to help deserving students. It is my hope that the citizens of Fayetteville and surrounding areas support us on this day as we seek to provide needed assistance to our students.”
There are many ways to give. Text FSU to 41444 from your cellphones, or to make a donation online visit: https://www.uncfsu.edu/fayetteville-state-forward. If you want to make your donation in person, join us at the Rudolph Jones Student Center from 1 to 5 p.m. that day and enjoy some light refreshments.
Not only will this be a day of giving, but you can show your Bronco pride. On December 3, you can wear royal blue and white and share on social media “Why you are proud to be a Bronco.”
About Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina System and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,500 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit www.uncfsu.edu.Contact:Tina Newcomb, Marketing and Strategic Communication(910) 672-1697