FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TMCF Media Contact:
WASHINGTON, DC (February 20, 2019) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) received today, a personal donation from the Honorable Betsy DeVos, who currently serves as the Secretary of Education, from her annual salary.
When she began her tenure as Secretary of Education, Mrs. DeVos pledged to donate her yearly salary to charity. Last year, Mrs. DeVos donated the remainder of her salary to charities focusing on education and special needs. This year, TMCF is honored to be a recipient of a charitable donation from Mrs. DeVos, which will help TMCF to continue its work of educating the next generation of leaders from our nation’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).
“Out of all the higher education organizations in the country she could have selected, we can’t thank Mrs. DeVos enough for her trust, belief in and support for TMCF, the mission and our 47 member-schools,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “Mrs. DeVos has taken the time to consistently meet, listen and work with TMCF, learning more about the needs and value of our schools throughout her time at the Department of Education. We have had a productive and impactful working relationship with Mrs. DeVos and her entire team.”
TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community. Additionally, TMCF has received the highest ratings from Charity Navigator (4-stars) and Guide Star (Platinum Level Participant). Since 1987, TMCF has raised more than $300 million to support HBCUs, PBIs, and the nearly 300,000 students attending our member-schools.
For more information on TMCF, please visit: tmcf.org.
Note: Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO is available for further comment.
ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)
Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.
TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: tmcf.org.