UAPB/AM&N Alumni Center Partner Program

Alumni Giving – The Data Speaks

By David Walters

Alumni giving is essential for the support and success of current and future students in institutions of higher learning, and is the best way to express appreciation to the college life experience and education obtained while helping to ensure the institution’s ability to continue to serve students in the future. This ranking represents the number of alumni who have given during the survey period. Additionally, many have not been effectively asked and empowered to give through innovative and motivating methods.

School name (state)Average percentage of alumni who donatedU.S. News historically black colleges and universities rank
Claflin University (SC)48.9%8
Bennett College (NC)38.2%15
Spelman College (GA)37.4%1
Tuskegee University (AL)25.1%5
Fisk University (TN)23.9%7
Livingstone College (NC)23.8%RNP*
Johnson C. Smith University (NC)16.3%16
Tougaloo College (MS)16%11
Morehouse College (GA)15.5%4
Fort Valley State University (GA)14.4%39 (tie)

Based on recent studies from US News on HBCU Alumni giving, UAPB/AM&N Alumni giving is ranked below four percent. This low percentage does not represent the UAPB/AM&N Alumni in a favorable light.

We need your help to participate with your charitable donation to the Alumni Center as well as your help to reach fellow Alumni with the Partner’s Program. Please refer to our website or request more detail information from the UAPB/AM&N Alumni Association Office at 870-536-2309 regarding this program.

The Alumni Center Capital Campaign is an excellent way to begin to right this lack of Alumni giving. We need to raise $2.5 million dollars to build the new alumni center.  The UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association is a 501(C) (3) charitable organization which provides for tax deductible donations. Alumni will be recognized for their donations at different giving levels in the Alumni Center.

There are several ways to direct your giving.  One way is to show your Greek Pride by donating to the Divine 9 Stained Glass Windows.  We have raised $48,663.85 towards the $90,000 goal.  Four members of the Divine 9 has already reached their target.  Go online to see how your fraternity or sorority is performing.

Annual or monthly donations can be made over a secure website at On this site you can explore ways to donate to the UAPB National Alumni Association Alumni Center Capital Campaign.  You can change US News ranking of UAPB by donating monthly.