HBCU Change Launches App For Using Your Spare Change to Fund Historically Black Collegesby Contributing Writer(s) August 7, 2020
HBCU Change app’s automated spare change round-up aims to create economic empowerment with national adoption from those that keep HCBUs near and dear to their hearts and will serve as a national charge for students, alumni, and supporters to make a change.
Atlanta, GA — HBCU Change is currently on track to serve as the nation’s fastest-growing micro-donation app totally committed to the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. Committed to developing innovative ways to raise $1 billion over the next 5 years, the HBCU Change app is answering the call of solution-oriented methods to tackle the grossly growing financial shortage that HBCUs are facing as a result of the pandemic.
Many HBCUs rely on money generated from students living on campus and with the impact of the pandemic, HBCUs are suffering financial losses in extremely high numbers. The HBCU Change app will also start to close the technology gap between Alum and Universities in regards to seamless donation integration, making it easier for Alum to give back and continue tradition. The first phase of the HBCU Change app launched on July 15, 2020. For more information and an updated listing of participating schools, visit www.HBCUchange.org“I created the HBCU change app to give Historically Black Colleges and Universities the opportunity to engage their alumni and supporters in an innovative way. The app allows alumni and supporters to give back at any time, in any place by allowing their spare change to go towards their selected school without even having to think about it. Giving back in this space is critical at this point. Many mainstream institutions have relied on large endowments when the pandemic hit, but many HBCUs just don’t have that financial cushion. This is how we can start to save our own,” states Xavier Peoples, founder of HBCU Change.
Users can effortlessly set recurring contributions by the day, week, or month and know that their money is going directly to the needs of their beloved college of university. As a part of the app’s phase 1 launch, Florida A&M will initiate the use of the HBCU change app to its student body and alum. “Florida A&M is excited to lead the charge and introduce this new platform of giving. This platform is not only about generating resources but it’s about culture and supporting HBCUs like never before,” states Kortne Goshe – AD.
HBCU Change aims to fix the problem of financial scarcity and low giving by allowing alumni, allies, and friends the ability to donate to their favorite HBCU with a user-first application.
The easy to use app features the following:
Contribution History – Keep track of your giving overtime for reporting during tax season.
Ranking – See which schools and class years are raising the most funds.
Complete Control – Pause and resume contributions at any time in your settings.
Bank-Level Security – HBCU Change uses industry-standard encryption and never store your banking credentials
HBCU Change app’s automated spare change round-up aims to create economic empowerment with national adoption from those that keep HCBU’s near and dear to their hearts and will serve as a national charge for students, alumni, and supporters to make a change. For more information, visit HBCUchange.com or contact [email protected]