Benedict College Alumni Surpass Fundraising Goal for the 8th Consecutive Year

Columbia, SC – Thanks to the unprecedented support from Benedict alumni and friends across the country, the Annual Alumni Fund Campaign surpassed its record-setting $1.5 million goal by $33,000. This year’s success is due to an extraordinary Campaign Leadership team led by the College’s Assistant Vice President, Ada Brown Belton.  The leadership team consist of members from around the nation. “This year’s team consists of Chairwoman Dr. Elsie Hamler, co-chairs Marlene McClerklin and Teshine Good, and 10 additional dedicated committee members. The team also included Mrs. Cedelle Gates, president of The Benedict College National Alumni Association, and finally, our Alumni Club Presidents who are the true MVP’s and the BESTofBC. 

“Benedict Alumni are the BEST alumni in the world!”  I am beyond proud of their dedication to their alma mater, said Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President, and CEO of Benedict College. ‘I am grateful to all our supporters for their upward momentum to increase funding to help transform student experiences across the campus. I continue to be impressed with our BEST of BC Tigers for their ongoing surge of giving over the last eight years.”  

Annual alumni giving is a good proxy for the value of a college’s network of graduates. Large numbers of donations and participation rates suggest that Benedict’s alumni base is engaged with its alma mater. This achievement also signifies that its alumni are supportive of the institution, its current students, and its recent graduates.


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