TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2017 - #GivingTuesday

You've had a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoyed Black Friday, watched some great football, participated in Cyber Monday, and NOW it is time to participate and give on Giving Tuesday!


#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the purpose of this day is to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in an impactful way to the charities, institutions, and causes they support. On this Tuesday, November 28th let’s help our Dear W.U!


There are multiple ways to give and we encourage them all;

For those who are comfortable online and/or on your phones use one of the following methods;

  • Give online or 
  • Text wugives to 41444 and complete the form that you will receive on your phone

For those who are more comfortable mailing your gift please make your check payable to Wilberforce University and mail to;


Wilberforce University
Office of Institutional Advancement
1055 N. Bickett Rd.
P.O. Box 1001
Wilberforce, OH 45384


After you have given please participate in our #SelflessBulldog social media campaign by doing the following;

  • Print out the attached template CLICK HERE
  • Fill out the reason you felt it was important to give to Wilberforce
  • Take a picture with it and post to your social media pages (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) along with the hashtag #SelflessBulldog
  • If for some reason you can't get to the template please still post that you have given on your social media pages with the hashtag #SelflessBulldog
  • Examples are shown below

No gift is too large nor too small! We just need your participation.  Let's just make this an exciting, fun, and meaningful day of giving to Wilberforce and let's make it the largest ever! 

Click here to see Letter on Giving from President Herman J. Felton, Jr.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated honors Bernice Irene Sumlin and Continues Investment into HBCUs

On Sunday November 12,2017 a historical marker issued by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated honoring Bernice Irene Sumlin, 19th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., (1974-1978) was dedicated on the grounds of Wilberforce University. With an overwhelming attendance of 250 members of the  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and guests including Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, 24th International President, Dr. Eva L. Evans, 24th International President, Ms. Toni S. Kendrick, Great Lakes Great Lakes Director,Ms. Danette Reed, International Treasurer, Ms. Emma Lilly Henderson, 21st Great Lakes Regional Director,Ms. Phyllis E. Robinson, 22nd Great Lakes Regional Director, Ms. Rachel Ashburn Mallory, 24th Great Lakes Regional Director,Mrs. Charlene Truitt Nelson, 27th Great Lakes Regional Director, Mrs. Evelyn Sample-Oates, 31st North Atlantic Regional Director and the Mayor of Xenia, The Honorable Marsha Bayless.

Sumlin was initiated into the Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., at Wilberforce University  in 1946. After graduating with her B.S. degree in 1948, Sumlin transferred her Sorority membership to the Beta Eta Omega Chapter in Dayton, Ohio. During her career she served as a high school teacher, guidance counselor, community counselor and secondary principal before retiring.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated presented a check for $12,000 to Wilberforce University. As a priority of the sorority to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)  through HBCU initiatives,  Think HBCU℠  is an educational target highlighting  HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as critical venue for moving students to and through college.

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