HPU donates $ 100,000 to YWCA Greensboro | Native



Denise Manello McGee, Pamela Palmer and Deb Harris Richardson announced the Preserve the Legacy campaign at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA in Greensboro on Monday.



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Nido Qubein, President of High Point University, speaks at an event in September 2019. HPU donated $ 100,000 to YWCA Greensboro’s “Preserve the Legacy” fundraiser.

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GREENSBORO – High Point University helped Shirley T. Frye’s YWCA Greensboro fundraiser with a $ 100,000 gift, YWCA officials said Wednesday.

For several months now, the non-profit organization has been collecting money privately through its so-called “Preserve the Legacy” campaign. The fundraiser, which runs through June 30th, has a goal of $ 300,000.

With donations made during the “quiet” phase of their fundraiser, officials said they had almost half of their goal. A large part of this comes from the donation from HPU.

Pamela Palmer, interim president and CEO of YWCA Greensboro, thanked HPU President Nido Qubein for the donation.

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“We appreciate Dr. Qubein’s time and attention to understand our need to donate and our commitment to support the mission of Ms. Frye’s legacy,” Palmer said in a press release. “He listened to our strategy, asked questions and expressed appreciation for Shirley Frye’s contributions to our community.”

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In 2016, the new YWCA building was named in honor of Frye, a longtime community leader in Greensboro. It is the first building in town to be named after a black woman.

The YWCA was a pioneer in racial relations, a voice for women, and a helping hand in difficult times.

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