Grambling State University has received a $100,000 donation for student scholarships and university programs from Grambling University Foundation at the Red River Classic Gala on Nov. 6 in Shreveport.
“I would like to thank the members of Grambling University Foundation for this generous donation,” said President Willie Larkin. “I am truly grateful to the Foundation and all the members of the Grambling family for giving back to this great and venerable institution.
“It is my vision to see Grambling restored to its former glory, and this money will help support student scholarships and fund new programs as our students fulfill their dreams of a college education,” he said.
Grambling University Foundation is dedicated to raising even more money for Grambling State University in the upcoming year.
“Our goal this year was to raise enough funds to give back to the university $100,000, and we were successful in meeting that goal,” said Helen Godfrey-Smith, chair of Grambling University Foundation Board and president of Shreveport Federal Credit Union.
“We will start to plan in early January for next year’s campaign, and we are hoping to exceed that amount next year.
“The university is so in need of funds for scholarships in order to attract the best students in sports and academics, and we are taking it very seriously,” Godfrey-Smith said.
“We want the university to have the resources it needs in order to attract the best and the brightest. We also want President Larkin to have the resources at hand to develop his vision for the university,” she said.