March 4, 2015
To: Tuskegee University Engineering Alumni
Re: TUEAA Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund
Dear Tuskegee University Engineering Alumni:
This provides an update on our TUEAA Endowed Scholarship Fund, and encourages your continued contributions to this critical initiative.
Due to your generous contributions, our Fiscal Year 2014 ending balance was $424,136 and we have scholarship awards totaling over $8,700 for the current school year. While this is significant progress, our goal of $1,000,000 by July 2015 is still a tremendous challenge.
As proud alumni of Tuskegee’s School of Engineering, I believe you will be excited about an opportunity to help continue the School’s tradition as a leading provider of exceptional engineering talent. TUEAA has created an opportunity for us to establish a perpetual “Legacy of Giving”. This opportunity is provided through the TUEAA Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund, which was created to award scholarships to eligible Tuskegee engineering students.
Sir Winston Churchill once said; “we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” This quote is most appropriate for those of us who are fortunate enough to be among the distinguished Tuskegee engineering alumni. Our Tuskegee engineering education has surely enabled us to make good livings. As a result, we can enable others to follow in our footsteps by giving back to Mother Tuskegee through the TUEAA Endowed Scholarship Fund.
While we understand the immense challenge of reaching our July 2015 goal, we also understand the critical need for these financial resources in helping Tuskegee continue its traditional leading role in attracting and graduating exceptional engineering talent. We are confident that the lessons we learned, while overcoming what sometimes appeared to be insurmountable challenges during our time at Tuskegee, will enable our success in this endeavor.
We invite, and encourage, you to join in this “Legacy of Giving”, by making financial contributions to the scholarship fund. Your contributions are vital to our success. Please see the attached information sheet for details on how to contribute.
We unveiled our “TUEAA Wall of Legacy Donors” in the College of Engineering at our 2012 annual meeting, and the number of donors reaching the $1,000 minimum donor limit has grown tremendously since then. We are currently revising the wall to reflect three categories of donors - $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000. We expect the revised wall to be complete and displayed before the end of this school year.
I know we can count on you to support the TUEAA Legacy of Giving initiative, and help continue the Tuskegee tradition of attracting and graduating exceptional engineering talent.
With Sincere Thanks,
Endowed Scholarship Coordinator