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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Sponsors Florida HBCU Event

In an effort to further its mission of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has agreed to sponsor the historic  State of the Florida Black Colleges and Universities summit. TMCF is a nonprofit organization that helps nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include  publicly-supported HBCUs, medical schools, and law schools.

The summit is a public forum that brings together the presidents of Florida's four HBCUs to discuss strategies for improving retention and graduation. This inaugural conversation will be held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando on Sunday, November 23 rd at 10:30 a.m., during the weekend of the  Florida Blue Florida Classic 2014.

Since its inception, TMCF has raised over $200 million for programmatic support, capacity building support, and scholarships for its member-schools and the students matriculating on those campuses. A partnership with the Florida HBCU summit gives TMCF an opportunity to better serve the HBCU community and advance efforts that improve educational outcomes.

TMCF joins the Tom Joyner Foundation, Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University and Florida Memorial University in supporting this landmark event.

For more information on the summit, contact Alexia Robinson at (407) 513-2758.

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