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Lincoln University of Missouri Surpasses Annual Fundraising Goal By Over $1 Million

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Lincoln University of Missouri just announced that they have exceeded their fundraising goal for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The HBCU which is located in Jefferson City, MO issued a press release stating that their “We Are Lincoln” Annual Fund Campaign has raised a historic amount of $2,244,272.50 exceeding its 2019-20 fiscal year goal of $1.2 million by over 1 million dollars.

According to the university, the original goal was reached in December, and the momentum of the campaign prompted setting and reaching new goals moving into and through 2020.   

“Alumni, friends and community partnerships assisted in surpassing the goal, raising an historic amount of $2,244,272.50,” the university stated in a press release which was issued to Watch The Yard. “The comprehensive campaign supports student success through a variety of funds. Gifts and donations to the ‘We Are Lincoln’ Annual Fund Campaign include cash and in-kind gifts that benefit the University immediately, as well as pledged, endowment and estate gifts that will benefit LU in the future.”    

“In the midst of so much happening in our world, we are overwhelmed with the support of our Annual Fund Campaign. These gifts brought us hope- hope for stability in these uncertain times; hope for our future as we navigate through today; and, most importantly, hope for our students who so desperately need tangible proof that things will be okay. We are grateful for every donor who has helped us continue the great legacy of Lincoln University,” shared President Jerald Jones Woolfolk.  

We at Watch The Yard would like to congratulate Lincoln University on their huge success. This type of fundraising and support for and of HBCUs is something that we love to see.

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