TMCF STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN ELIJAH CUMMINGS

WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2019) – It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere condolences to Mrs. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and the entire Cummings family on the untimely passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Not only was Congressman Cummings a lion of the U.S. House of Representatives and a consistent champion for all of his constituents in Maryland, but as a proud HBCU graduate, he was a forceful advocate for our institutions and was truly invested in the continued legacy of talented students that our schools produce, of which he was, undoubtedly, one of the most consequential. His is a loss that cannot be understated and he will be sadly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.”

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

 

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ABOUT THE 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 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.