Alcorn launches historic partnership with GiveCampus social fundraising platform

Alcorn State University launched its partnership with GiveCampus to raise funds for its “Always Alcorn Annual Fund Campaign” Friday, Oct. 9. The partnership was launched via crowdfunding, which is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors.

GiveCampus is a social fundraising and engagement platform for educational institutions. It blends crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, social networking, and gamification to help schools raise money more effectively and at a fraction of the cost of traditional fundraising methods.

“We are excited about our partnership with GiveCampus,” said Marcus Ward, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “Our team evaluated a number of possibilities and selected GiveCampus for its convenience, flexibility, and interaction with social media. We think it will significantly enhance our fundraising efforts.”

The Always Alcorn Annual Fund is the University’s official, annual fundraising campaign to encourage gifts to the University from faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to help provide much needed scholarships for deserving students and enhance programs and operations at the University.

“We are challenging our faculty, staff, students and alumni to take advantage of this new and revolutionary tool to help the university raise funds in support of the Annual Fund,” said Janice Gibson, director of Alumni Affairs and Development. “GiveCampus will help empower our best and brightest to lead the charge in soliciting much needed gifts for various initiatives and projects at our dear Alcorn.”

Alcorn is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to launch a social fundraising platform with GiveCampus. To view the Alcorn campaign, visit