With it now being one week until Bennett College’s emergency fundraiser of raising $5 Million or face shutdown — the illustrious Historically Black Women’s College is more than halfway from its goal with an estimated $2.7 Million after a half-million dollar donation from The Papa Johns Foundation Thursday.
The #StandWithBennett campaign started after the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges voted to take away its accreditation in December, due to financial struggles and declining enrollment.
Spreading the word is ongoing. BC President, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, spent her Thursday holding interviews, including The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC, Sunday the 27th.
Lots of people have shown their support for the North Carolina private school. People from around the country have purchased the #StandWithBennett t-shirts to encourage others and bring awareness to this urgent matter.
The one-of-two women’s HBCUs is not giving up. Bennett College is still accepting donations on its website, texting BELLES to 444999 on your smartphone, and through CashApp app under $StandwithBennett. Click on the link below.