October – December 2015
Young Alumni And Student Support Needed
As part of the University’s “Month of Giving,” we’re calling upon young alumni and students to show your support for #GivingTuesday, a globally recognized day dedicated to giving back. Beginning on Tuesday, November 17, and culminating on Tuesday, December 1, the official day that #GivingTuesday is observed worldwide, your help is needed in assisting us reach a giving goal of $5,000. All gifts made by students and young alumni will benefit The Julian Joshua Brett Benson Endowed Scholarship at Morgan. Scholarships such as this provide need-based financial assistance to hundreds of Morgan students.
The Julian Joshua Brett Benson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in respect and remembrance of Julian Benson, a Morgan alumnus. The Julian Benson Foundation, Inc., a non-profit managed by Benson’s family and eternal friends he met while a student at Morgan, started the scholarship after his untimely passing on October 20, 2011. Benson was a son, brother, friend, former Mr. Morgan State University, model, entrepreneur, and all around amazing spirit. His legacy perseveres through the dedicated efforts of the Julian Benson Foundation and the scholarship awards that have provided opportunities for Morgan students to pursue their dreams.
To help us reach our goal, we are asking that students and young alumni with the means to contribute, make a minimum donation of $19.88 (1988 was Julian’s year of birth). More or less is always welcomed. You can make a donation now or on #GivingTuesday, either way your generosity will be appreciated. (All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt.) If you are unable to provide monetary support you can still participate in #GivingTuesday by engaging in an act of service around the university, Morgan Community Mile, or Baltimore City. Click to view all “Month of Giving” activities taking place this month.
Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students across the globe will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Show Your Support By Giving:
Month of Giving
For questions or more information please contact:
Jacquelyn R. Thomas,
Young and Future Alumni Development Officer
Office of Development
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