Coalition Launches Virtual Fundraiser for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

by March 23, 2015

Durham, NC  — Collegiate Life, Radio One and North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company have joined together to raise funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  They have launched a virtual fundraiser at  The fundraiser culminates with the National Baptist Student Union Retreat held in Atlanta March 26-28 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia.  During the retreat students from across the country will present dance, music and step arrangements as well as participate in workshops.  The Retreat will also include a concert featuring Tye Tribbett on March 26.

Collegiate Life is led by Dr. Percy Chase.  He has worked with the on-campus ministries of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for almost thirty years.  According to Dr. Chase, “We are looking forward to a long-term relationship with these and other sponsors so we can continue to provide funds for students at HBCUs.  Attending an HBCU represents a chance for students, often from families with limited resources, receive an education at some of the most prestigious universities in the country.”

Radio One Sales Director, T.J. Dula also expressed her excitement about this opportunity to encourage alumni and supporters of HBCUs to get involved with a grassroots campaign. “We here at Radio One have a long standing commitment to students who attend HBCUs. For more than 20 years we have supported higher education and specifically HBCUs with our on-air talent and special events.  This virtual fundraiser is a unique way for those who join us in supporting these students to give back.”

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company President and CEO James Speed echoes the sentiments of Dr. Chase and Ms. Dula.  “There is no greater investment we can make than in our future.  Students who attend HBCUs are charting a course for success in their educational pursuits and we are shining a spotlight on the historic significance and importance of the music presented by these choirs.  Our partnership with Collegiate Life and Radio One allows us to extend our support to even more schools.”

To donate, visit For information about the concert March 26 or to register for the entire retreat, contact Dr. Percy Chase at 919-667-5554.

For More Information Contact:

Kimberly Moore, Ph.D.

Director of Marketing


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