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Wilberforce University is giving you the honored opportunity to pay homage to the nation’s first, private HBCU. The purchase of each of these T shirts bearing the Wilberforce name and the university’s famous green and gold will not only add sartorial splendor to your wardrobe, but 15% of your purchase will be appreciated by the university. As an added incentive, the first 100 people to donate $250 will receive a complimentary T shirt for their generous contribution, courtesy of our friends at Homage, an apparel company with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

The Michigan Chapter of the Wilberforce University Alumni Association is also setting a goal with these shirts.  In a quest to raise $300,000 for the university, a generous donor in Michigan will match each dollar for dollar.

“We are so grateful to the team at Homage and to our dedicated alumni for making this possible. We know everyone who cares about HBCUs will grab a shirt today and join us as we celebrate Wilberforce: The First and The Future.” -Natalie Coles, vice president, institutional advancement, Wilberforce University

These funds will contribute to a three-pillar strategy of racial reconciliation and social justice aimed at providing education, creating business leaders, and provide students with the tools they need to make lasting systemic change.

As a Wilberforce alum, I have learned no matter where I am in the world, when people pass me as I am wearing my Wilberforce garb there are always individuals who are as excited as I am about this historic university.” – Jocelyn Neely, director of alumni affairs, Wilberforce University


“This is an exciting opportunity to showcase our love, support and pride in our beloved Wilberforce University by buying and wearing a Wilberforce University tee shirt. We are the “The First and The Future” and it is exciting to be able to illustrate and celebrate the green and gold.” – Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard, president, Wilberforce University

The campaign has begun, make sure you place Wilberforce in the search bar on the link to view the shirts:

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