GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The oldest black fraternity in the United States has donated to one of the two historically black women's college's in America.
Reported earlier: Bennett College Works to Raise Money or Lose Accreditation
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has donated to $31,000 to Greensboro's Bennett College.
The college is working to raise $5 million before a February deadline. Bennett College is at risk of losing its accreditation.
“Alpha men around the world are going to make contributions to Bennett College. God bless you and the women of Bennett College and know that the men of Alpha Phi Alpha support you. All of our organizations [historically black, collegiate fraternities and sororities] are dedicated to preserving scholarship and ensuring the intelligence of the world is preserved through institutions like Bennett College," Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. general president St. Augustine's University president, Everett B. Ward, said in a release.
“Bennett College is trying gallantly to raise a minimum of $5 million by Feb. 1, and gifts like the ones we received today from Alpha Phi Alpha will go a long way toward helping us achieve our goal. On a personal note, I appreciate President Ward for taking time out of his busy schedule to travel to Greensboro to hand-deliver the check. I know how busy he must be as President of St. Augustine’s University and that his time is valuable," said Bennett College President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins.