First to 50 Challenge

UVI achieves highest giving rate among HBCUs

Sameca N Hendrickson |

St Thomas – As the only HBCU in the Caribbean, UVIs alumni and supporters has gone above and beyond with their efforts to achieve their goal for the annual giving rate for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

The percentage of alumni donating was fifty-two percent, the highest recorded for any Historically Black College and University.

For the past two consecutive years, UVI has maintained their reputation of having the highest giving rate among HBCUs. With the guidance of Linda Smith, UVI Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs, she and her staff has worked diligently toward this achievement.

The 2015 alumni giving challenge has been dubbed “First to 50 Champions Back in the Winner’s Circle.” Once this percentage is maintained for three years in a row, with fifty percent or higher, UVI will officially make history as the HBCU with the highest HBCU giving rate per fiscal year.

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