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June 26, 2014
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Visionary Leadership Gala Kickoff Raises Nearly $180,000
for Claflin University Scholarships
Orangeburg, S.C. – Claflin University is honoring its president and first lady for their 20 years of dedicated service to the institution in a very special way – by ensuring that future generations of students have financial assistance to embark on their own visionary quests.
The University kicked off the fundraising portion of its 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala on Thursday in Ministers’ Hall. There, individuals, organizations and businesses pledged their financial support to the Gala and its cause – to raise $1 million in support of student scholarships and to establish an endowed chair in honor of President Henry N. Tisdale and Mrs. Alice Carson Tisdale.
Nearly $180,000 was given or pledged for the cause during the kickoff.
“I’m proud to be a graduate of Claflin University,” Board of Visitors Chairman Clyde Bess said. “I’m proud because of the leadership that has been demonstrated through our president.”
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