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2018 $1 Million Brave Strong Challenge

Investing together to make a Lasting Impact.

Alumni represent the single largest stakeholders with the potential to make the most meaningful impact. The continuing

decline in state funding represents a clear and present challenge to the future of Alcorn. Our faculty, staff and students need us now. We must act swiftly to support our alma mater.

Alcorn State University and the ASU National Alumni Association recognize this challenge and are actively working together to build a base of supporters to help sustain the university long-term. There is strength in numbers, and we believe 1,000 alumni contributing $1,000 or more, above their current giving, will have the impact of raising over $1 million dollars or more a year.

Through the “$1Million Brave Strong Challenge,” we are encouraging all alumni to lead by example and make an additional generous gift of $1,000 to Alcorn by December 31, 2019.

Give to the $1M Brave Strong Challenge

Give $1,000 and be entered to WIN THESE PRIZES!

Alumni who give $1,000 by Dec. 31, 2019 to the $1 Million Brave Strong Challenge, will automatically be entered into a drawing to win an Apple iWatch, $1,000 Visa Card, and 2 V.I.P. Tickets to the 2019 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Every alum that makes their $1K gift or more will receive a personalized plaque!

Terms and Conditions

  1. The $1 Million Brave Strong Challenge is a fundraising campaign for Alcorn State University alumni. Only individuals classified as alumni by the Office of Alumni Affairs are eligible to enter into the drawings.
  2. Any funds contributed electronically or postmarked by midnight December 31, 2018 will be counted towards the challenge and entered into the drawing.
  3. Individuals that make a gift of $1,000 will have one entry into every drawing (winner of the Apple iWatch will not be entered into the $1,000 Visa gift card drawing).
  4. For every $1,000 an individual gives, they will receive an entry into all drawings (i.e., give $3,000 to be entered 3 times in every drawing).
  5. The drawing for the Apple iWatch will take place during the 2018 Alumni Reunion Weekend. The drawing for the $1,000 Visa gift card will take place during the 2018 Homecoming Weekend. The drawing for the 2019 Essence Music Festival (travel and accommodations not included) will be during the 2019 Mid-Winter Conference. You do not need to be present to win. Terms and Conditions may change. Actual prizes may vary.

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Contact Alcorn State University Foundation, Inc. at 601.877.6296 or email foundation@alcorn.edu for more information.


Feel free to contact any member of the Institutional Advancement staff to learn more about and to support the "Always Alcorn" Annual Fund Campaign.

Mr. Marcus D. Ward '00
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Executive Director, Alcorn State University Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 601-877-6296

Mr. Casey Mock '13
Finance & Accounting Manager, Alcorn State University Foundation, Inc.
Phone: 601-877-6693