A group of popular Hollywood influencers has joined together to promote #WilberforceUnite, Wilberforce University’s fundraising campaign focused on supporting student aid, facility enhancements, faculty and staff development, and academic programs. A new public service announcement (PSA video) featuring these influencers as they promote the importance of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and educate viewers on Wilberforce University’s unique role goes live today.

The PSA features a host of millennial influencers such as Boomerang actress and social influencer Lala Milan, actors Khleo Thomas (Holes, Walking Tall, Friday After Next) & Kwaylon “BlameItOnKway” Rogers (Madea’s Farewell Tour) as well as, Kat Tat(Black Ink Crew: Chicago), Somaya Reece(Famously Single), Jasmine Brand(Media Maven/HBCU Alumnus) and social influencer/dancing sensation Dan Rue(MTV’s Wild’n Out). Collectively, the group has over 12.3 million followers on Instagram; they have announced their commitment to educating their followers about HBCUs and Wilberforce University.

The #WilberforceUnite campaign has a fundraising goal of $2 million by June 30, 2019 and is the first segment of the University’s 2056 Future Focus Campaign. Funds will help meet the University’s need for flexible and unrestricted income to support student aid, facility enhancements, faculty and staff development, and academic programs. The theme of the campaign: “When ‘Me’ becomes ‘We’, a little becomes a lot.” #WilberforceUnite. Gifts can be made by visiting: www.wilberforceunite.com

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