High Point University donates $1 million to Bennett College


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HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University announced on Friday that it is donating $1 million to help keep Bennett College in Greensboro open.

Bennett must raise $5 million by the end of Sunday to stay open after it failed to meet one particular Southern Association of Colleges and Schools requirement.

The private, historically black college for women posted to Twitter at about 8:30 p.m. Friday that it was 95 percent toward reaching the $5 million goal.

Donations have come in from churches, organizations, sororities and fraternities, and presidents from other historically black colleges and universities.

Stacks of checks and envelopes of cash were mailed to the school Thursday afternoon all to help get the school to their goal.

Donations are open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Anyone who wants to donate can go to the school’s website at www.bennett.edu.

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