SU Give Day raises more than $7M for campuses

Updated September 30, 2021:

SU Give Day continued to exceed previous years’ records by raising $7.12 million for Southern University System institutions. The annual initiative by the Southern University System Foundation is the final appeal of the Foundation’s Million Dollar March. In 2020, Give Day yielded more $5 million. The steady increase of the Million Dollar March, a 90-day campaign, yielded $12.5 million in 2020. Funds benefit student scholarships, faculty grants, programs and more.

 

The Southern University System is the only the system of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation. Member institutions are Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge), Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University Shreveport, Southern University Law Center, and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Southern University Laboratory School, the System’s K-12 school, also benefits from the Southern University System Foundation.

 

Supporters can designate a gift to campuses and programs year-round by going to foundation.sus.edu or by calling 225-771-3911.

 

Originial Story:

September 29, 2021

The Southern University System Foundation will hold its annual SU Give Day to raise funds for the Southern University System’s five campuses — Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge), Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University Shreveport, Southern University Law Center, and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Give Day is the final appeal of the Foundation’s Million Dollar March. In 2020, Give Day yielded more $5 million from 4,000 donors. The steady increase of the Million Dollar March, a 90-day campaign, yielded $12.5 million in 2020. Funds benefit student scholarships, faculty grants, programs and more. 

Supporters can designate a gift to campuses and programs by going to https://su-giveday.blackbaud-sites.com/ or by texting SUGIVE to 71777.

 

All presentations will be streamed on the Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge Facebook page. 

Schedule

8:30 a.m.-Noon

Host: Brandi B. Harris, morning anchor and multimedia journalist
WBRZ, Baton Rouge

 

8:30 a.m.

TrueBLUE Morning Glory (Inspiration)
The Rev. Jesse Bernard Bilberry Jr., SU Board of Supervisors member and Louisiana Baptist Convention-Dean of Education

 

9-10 a.m.

Focus: Southern University Campuses, Faculty, and Students

  • Ray L. Belton, president of the Southern University System and chancellor of Southern University Baton Rouge
  • Rodney Ellis, chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport 
  • Orlando McMeans, chancellor of Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center 
  • James H. Ammons, chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans 
  • John K. Pierre, chancellor of Southern University Law Center

 

11 a.m.- Noon

Focus: Southern University System Student Philanthropy Council and Student Government 

Student Government Association officials from SU System campuses

 

 

1-4 p.m.
Host: John Walton, news director
WVLA/WGMB, Baton Rouge

 

1-2 p.m. 

Focus: The Executive Cluster Committee
Angelia Knight, Chevron
Lanette Jones-Augustine, Procter and Gamble
Tamara Foster-Montgomery, director of SUBR Career Services Center 

 

3-4 p.m.
Focus: Alumni Trailblazers
Irving Matthews, businessman and philanthropist
District Attorney Antonio M. “Tony” Clayton 

 

5-7:45 p.m.

Host: Kourtney Williams Morning Anchor
WVLA/WGMB, Baton Rouge

 

5-6 p.m. 

Focus: Alumni

Alumni presidents representing all campuses of the Southern University System 

 

6-7 p.m. 

Focus: Divine 9 Greek Fraternities and Sororities

Representatives of Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Psi 

 

7-7:45 p.m. 

Focus: Athletics

  • Roger Cador, former SUBR baseball coach
  • Rickie Weeks Jr. (via Zoom), former SUBR baseball player and current Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) player
  • Marjorie Cotton, SUBR Women's Basketball assistant coach 
  • Taneara Moore, SUBR Women’s Basketball team captain

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