Without question, it does!

Your generous gifts, combined with those of others across the United Methodist connection, provide the resources needed for faculty development, student services, innovative programs, labs and updated facilities at our 11 historically black colleges and universities.

This year, the Indiana Conference plans to give $402,248 to the Black College Fund through the conference tithe.

Join the historic Black Colleges of The United Methodist Church in celebrating growth, accomplishments and ministry to students from around the world:

  • Bennett College for Women, Greensboro, N.C., emphasizes understanding, leadership and entrepreneurship as it prepares women to become change agents around the world.
  • Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Fla., educates nursing professionals through state-of-the-art facilities and assists the community through a health-care clinic.
  • At Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C., rigorous programs and research help students secure relevant internships that prepare them to pursue graduate degrees and meaningful careers.
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. provides visionary undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional degrees in education, business and social work.
  • Dillard University, New Orleans, La., collaborates with a local school district for an innovative teacher-training program that may become a model for U.S. education.
  • At Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas, a new health and wellness center, built in partnership with the community, will serve residents and enhance student experiences.
  • Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn., rates high academically and emphasizes innovative collaborations that address the health and health care of the most vulnerable.
  • Paine College, Augusta, Ga., focuses on academic excellence, social responsibility, personal development and critical language instruction.
  • At Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark., social justice is vital as students gain opportunities and exposure to become the next generation of advocates and activists.
  • Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss., offers degrees in 21 areas with the goal of providing opportunities that support students’ aspirations for education, career and community service.
  • Wiley College, Marshall, Texas, creates a caring, nurturing environment for its community of learners as they prepare for ethical and global leadership.

Your generous support links knowledge, empowerment and passion as students gain critical skills to serve local and global communities.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Black College Fund’s legacy of excellence and leadership for the church and the world.

For more information and stories, visit www.umcgiving.org and click on Shared Ministries – Black College Fund.