TMCF Statement On President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Impact On HBCUs

WASHINGTON, DC (May 23, 2017) – Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is pleased President Trump’s FY18 Comprehensive Budget preserves funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The President’s budget also reflects some of TMCF’s key priorities, such as reinstating year-round Pell Grants and increasing spending for charter schools, which TMCF can utilize to build and strengthen K-12 pipeline initiatives that operate on several HBCU campuses. TMCF will continue our direct advocacy with the 115th Congress to adopt a bipartisan FY18 budget that ensures our nation’s HBCUs continue to survive and thrive. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., TMCF President & CEO.

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About Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.