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.
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.
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.