FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC (February 5, 2019) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will convene presidents and chancellors of its member-schools from publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) from February 5-7, 2019 in Washington, DC at the JW Marriott Hotel in conjunction with the Annual Congressional HBCU Fly-In led by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC).
The annual TMCF event for member-school presidents and chancellors will include sessions on the TMCF value proposition, HBCU sustainability, capital financing for HBCUs, capacity building opportunities, and the advocacy agenda for the new 116th Congress. Guest speakers to include Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Dr. William Mayew, Jim Clifton, and Dr. James Wallner.
During the meeting, HBCU leaders will visit Capitol Hill to meet with Democrat and Republican members of Congress to discuss policies that help advance their individual schools both thrice and survive. Additionally, TMCF will host a reception where Members of Congress, the Trump Administration, and industry leaders will have the opportunity to engage with TMCF member-school leaders.
“Supporting this HBCU Fly-In is important to TMCF because we believe in active bipartisan engagement to achieve results for our member-schools,” said Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “While we have achieved significant gains on behalf of the entire Black College Community, through our efforts, more work can be done for our schools. We are also pleased to recognize Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Mark Walker, Rep. Alma Adams, and Rep. Bradley Byrne for their tireless efforts on the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.”
Note: Dr. 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: www.tmcf.org.