Thurgood Marshall College Fund Statement On The Fy’2018 Budget’s Positive Impact On The Historically Black Colleges And Universities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC (March 23, 2018) – “On behalf of our 47 member-schools, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) extends our gratitude to the United States Congress for supporting our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the FY’18 Omnibus Appropriations Act in such a significant way. Through our collective engagement, Congress has not only listened to the HBCU community but has also acted. HBCUs play an integral role in educating the next generation of leaders and shaping our nation’s and local economies. We appreciate Congress increasing vital Title III funding which will allow our member-schools to continue building capacity and further demonstrate devoting federal resources to HBCUs remains a sound investment for the entire country. TMCF will continue working with all of our Congressional partners, especially the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, to ensure our HBCUs remain a budgetary priority so they can continue to thrive.”

Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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About Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education spaces. The organization is also a source for 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: www.tmcf.org.

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