HBCU Symposium

“The single most difficult challenge facing HBCUs is to identify major funders/investors in our institutions and students. We have a strong history of delivering positive educational outcomes with underrepresented, disadvantaged student populations, but this work requires significant financial resources.” Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund

“Engaging alumni in the philanthropy process is vital to the success and survival of HBCUs. Through the HBCU Symposium, advancement professionals share and learn best-practices regarding alumni relations, fundraising, advancement services, communications and marketing. This comprehensive approach to HBCUs and educational advancement is critical and should not be missed!” Rob Henry, vice president, Education, CASE

“HBCUs play a disproportionately critical role in graduating our nation’s minority students, but they have traditionally lacked sufficient financial resources, which are exacerbated in an environment where higher education business models are changing rapidly. DSU’s Symposium helps mobilize and equip HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions to strengthen their ability to raise additional funds to support students in their college dreams.” William F.L. Moses, Kresge’s managing director for its Education Program.

About

The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium brings together Institutional Advancement professionals from HBCUs to discuss common challenges.  Unlike many other conferences, this symposium is solely planned with development and philanthropy in mind, from an HBCU perspective.

Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gift Bag Sponsor - $4,000

  • Company name on gift bags each participant will receive
  • Public recognition as a sponsor throughout the Symposium
  • Company Banner displayed during the symposium
  • Inclusion in participants gift bags
  • Table to promote services
  • Social media and website recognition

General Sponsor - $2,500

  • Speaker participation during the Symposium
  • Company Banner displayed during the symposium
  • Public recognition as a sponsor throughout the Symposium
  • Inclusion in participant gift bags
  • Table signage during luncheons
  • Table to promote services
  • Social media and website recognition

Session Sponsor (4) - $1,250

  • Exclusive promotion rights for chosen track
  • Company Banner displayed during the chosen session track
  • Company representative introduces the speaker for their track
  • Inclusion in participants gift bags
  • Table to promote services
  • Social media  and website recognition

Vendor Table - $500

  • Table to promote services
  • Inclusion in participants gift bags
  • Recognition on the website

HBCU Symposium speaker