Navigate Up
Sign In

AAMU Receives Historic Gift from NBA Legend

 

charles-barkley.jpgHuntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University officials are extending appreciation to basketball great Charles Barkley for his commitment of $1 million to the University.  This is the largest individual gift in the University’s 141-year history.

 

According to President Andrew Hugine, Jr., “This is a transformational gift to the institution and a true measure of Mr. Barkley’s commitment to advancing educational opportunities.”  President Hugine further stated that the gift will exponentially strengthen the future of Alabama A&M.

 

AAM CAPITAL CAPAIGN LOGO.pngAAMU is in the final year of its first-ever capital campaign, entitled “Imagine the Future.”  With Barkley’s gift, the institution has raised nearly $25 million, surpassing its initial goal of $16.25 million. 

 

“Mr. Barkley’s gift truly bolsters our fundraising efforts.  We deeply appreciate John Hudson, chair of our capital campaign and a 1996 alumnus, for leading this effort and being the catalyst to spark such a phenomenal gift,” stated Archie Tucker, interim vice president for marketing, communication and advancement. 

 

Barkley is an NBA Hall of Famer and TNT Analyst.  The Alabama native made a name for himself as one of the NBA’s most dominating power forwards for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets.

 

###

Office of Marketing and Public Relations
Alabama A&M University
303 Patton Hall
Normal, AL 35762-1027
(256) 372-5654
(256) 372-5034 (Fax)
 
Jerome Saintjones, jerome.saintjones@aamu.edu, (256) 372-5607
Shirley Alexander, shirley.alexander@aamu.edu, (256) 372-5607
Interns/Bi-Weekly Students: (256) 372-5625