Alumni of the Class of 1985 Make $11,320 Gift to Hampton University for Student Scholarships

HAMPTON, VA (Sept. 21, 2022) — Hampton University announced that the alumni members of the Class of 1985 have made a gift of $11,320 to the university. The effort is part of the Office of Alumni Affairs’ campaign to raise $10 million over the next year. 

Jeff Silverthorne, NHAA Alumni Giving co-chair, said, “We love our collective Home by the Sea! And all alumni are ready to dig in to do their best to support students in need, as well as to further enhance the greatness of Hampton.”

Several alumna gathered for the Class of 1985 check presentation to Hampton President Darrell K. Williams. The individuals in the photo from left to right are Rachel White, Leah Lamb, Kirsten Jenkins Roach, Anita Dixon, Jeff Silverthorne, President Darrell K. Williams, Daphne Jackson, Cordelia Shands, and Kelvin Roundtree.

Mr. Silverthorne added, “Our $18.68 Campaign began in early August with a goal of raising $7,500 by Alumni Day.  This campaign was designed by Co-Class Leader Anita Dixon and me.  During the first 30 days of the campaign, we raised $8,426 and have had the participation of 83 classmates. This represents a close to a 100% improvement over 2021! And as of September 9, we had raised $11,320.”

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253.

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