THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF DAVID KOCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC – (August 23, 2019) – “On behalf of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and our 47 member-schools we send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Mr. David Koch, former executive vice president of Koch Industries.

In 2017, TMCF was honored to receive a $25.6 million gift from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation to create the Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO). CAO provides undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and grants to faculty working to establish university-based research centers on education at Albany State University, criminal justice at Texas Southern University, and entrepreneurship at Winston Salem State University.

Additionally, the Center partners with Gallup to capture the sentiments of individuals living in fragile communities through an opportunity survey report released annually at the State of Opportunity in America Summit in Washington, DC.” Harry L. Williams, president & CEO, TMCF.

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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 K-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: www.tmcf.org.