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Preserving the Legacy and Building Bridges for the Future of Bethune-Cookman University


This month, Bethune-Cookman University received $45,000 toward the “Promise to the Future” Campaign. The “Promise to the Future” was established to support the strategic vision of the University by providing students with scholarships and financial support. Contributions were presented on behalf of The Robert and Nina Rosenthal Foundation for $10,000 and The Rotary Foundation donated another $10,000. This week, our largest gift came from Disney Worldwide Services for $25,000 as an annual gift in support of the Dr. Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management.

The Department of Institutional Advancement through the Office of Annual Giving endorsed the “Promise to the Future” campaign, challenging university alumni, faculty and staff to give back. Many people cross bridges, but at B-CU we build bridges! Thank you to those that have given generously in honor of the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. To learn more about the Promise to the Future Campaign, contact Ashley Porterfield, Office of Development, 386-481-2972 or

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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