Thurgood Marshall College Fund Secures Over $2.5 Million in Support For HBCU Student Scholarships And Programming With Virtual Homecoming Celebration

#RISE HC2K20 Included Appearances By 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, T.I, Shaquille O’Neal and Deion Sanders

Washington, DC, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), a national organization providing support to publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), celebrated the longstanding legacy of HBCUs Homecoming with #RISE HC2K20, a virtual concert and fundraiser.

“It was wonderful to see the entire HBCU community come together to celebrate our schools and the students who attend them,” said Harry L. Williams, President & CEO of TMCF.  “We were able to pivot to the virtual space to keep our Homecoming traditions alive, while also raising awareness and financial support for the important work that we do.” 

In response to COVID-19, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) canceled its annual Anniversary Award Gala, the largest fundraiser for the organization. Pivoting to a virtual Homecoming celebration, TMCF provided

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Keeping Badger fans connected through virtual programming during Homecoming Week

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – While in-person homecoming events may not be happening this year at UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has put together virtual programming to keep Badger fans and alumni connected.



a close up of a person wearing a costume: Bucky Badger performs pushups after Wisconsin scored at touchdown against Central Michigan during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)


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Bucky Badger performs pushups after Wisconsin scored at touchdown against Central Michigan during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Sarah Schutt, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, said they anticipated that things might look different this year, and began planning a virtual homecoming early.

Schutt said some activities include a virtual version of Fill the Hill, an online scavenger hunt including Bucky and Chancellor Rebecca Blank, as well as a Friday evening event she said would take the place of the traditional block party.

“That’s the piece that we can’t do in-person this year, so instead we’re going to be substituting

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