Lilly Endowment Inc. donated $100 million to the United Negro College Fund on Jan. 12, intended to support the fund’s new $1 billion capital campaign. The money will be distributed to historically Black colleges and universities across the nation, including five schools located in Atlanta:
• Morehouse School of Medicine
• Spelman College
• Clark Atlanta University
• Interdenominational Theological Center
• Morehouse College
Each UNCF member’s endowment will increase by $2.7 million, and the funds will go towards supporting student scholarships and ensuring the school is affordable – and accessible – all the way through to graduation.