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01/23/03

Fundraising Group for Morris Brown College

Students at the historical Morris Brown College are not only running the risk of losing financial aid, they are also in jeopardy of graduating with meaningless diplomas. In an effort to save the college from going under, a group of local church leaders are donating money and they're asking for your help. Although Morris Brown College is traditionally an all-black college, it was integrated more than 30 years ago. Due to bad financial practices, the college is on the brink of losing its accreditation.

"We've done the necessary things that relate to administration and board restructuring to ensure that your gifts will be used properly," said Rev. Gregory V. Eason of St. Phillips AME Church.

The fundraising committee is asking the general public to make contributions. Individuals who would like to help should make their checks payable to Morris Brown College and forward them to Carver State Back, attn: Mrs. Sherrie Williams, 701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401. The local fundraising effort will conclude on February 9 at a report meeting to be held at 7pm at St. Paul CME Church, 1601 Barnard Street. The public is invited.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

 

 

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