Message from the Chair
I pray this message finds you and your family in the best of health and spirts!
As we begin to reflect on 2020, “the year of the Pandemic” where “normal” as we know it came to a complete halt and changed forever. Where we witnessed the most contested election in our lifetime and Georgia was on EVERYONE’s mind. As you take this moment, we must continue to keep our heads, when others around us are losing theirs and stay focus on our beloved CAU.
"SOLUTION TO THE HBCU CRISIS: ALUMNI MUST GIVE BACK”
Article by Earl G. Graves Sr “Omega Man”
Clark College ‘83
Beta Psi, Fall ‘81
HBCU’s annual alumni contributions are critical to funding endowments, campus maintenance and expansions, scholarships, top administrators and faculty. CAU’s alumni giving rate continues to be less that 10%. HEY CAU.
We MUST DO BETTER and we can do better!
The Beta Psi 1923 Foundation has taken the initiative to start giving back along with soliciting family, friends and fellow alumnus to join us in supporting the financial need of students at Clark Atlanta University.
I would be remiss if I did not begin with Foundations accomplishments.
Dr. Moses C. Norman Sr. Endowment - $106,000
Dr. Gideon K. Mincey Memorial Scholarship - $9,500.00
Assisted two exceptional Biology students, school year 20-21
Male Scholarship initiative - $7,500.00
Assisted five matriculating male students, school year 20-21
CAU Emergency Campaign - $2,500.00
Covid-19 (Board Donation) - $1,600.00
Assisted CAU students with abrupt pandemic challenges
Total Donations given to CAU - $127,000.00
Our foundation will be kicking off 2021 with two fund raising events, the first will be the Beta Psi” Virtual” Film Festival tentative date April 16, 2021 (Details Coming Soon), second will be our CAU Unity Brick Campaign running March 1st thru May 1st, 2021 our campaign will give everyone an opportunity to become a permanent part of our historic campus, BUY AN ENGRAVED BRICK SET IN STONE FOR ALL TO SEE……. BUY A BRICK!
As chairman my goal is to increase stakeholder engagement with “Annual” contributions to CAU.
IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN AND IF NOT US, THEN WHO!
Have a joyous and prosperous 2021!