Savannah State University (SSU) closed the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) with increases in donations. The university generated $2.2 million in gifts during FY19 which is 15 percent more funds than the previous year.
Alumni donors accounted for more than $500,000 of FY19 donations. The number of individual alumni donors also increased 33 percent over last year.
Annual events such as the president’s scholarship gala aim to increase the available scholarship funds for students. SSU also connected with the Tom Joyner Foundation in November 2018 to raise money for scholarships through their HBCU School of the Month program. Kimberly Ballard-Washington, interim president of SSU, is encouraged by the increases. “I am thrilled to see that our alumni giving continues to rise. Investing in our students is the greatest impact we can make for Savannah State.”