Prudential Makes $10,000 Gift to Hampton University for Student Scholarships

HAMPTON, VA (Sept. 30, 2022) — The Prudential Foundation has awarded Hampton University a gift in the amount of $10,000. The funds will be used to provide student scholarship support.

Seen here: (left to right) Nicole K. Butler, Vice President, Inclusive Solutions Prudential Financial Community Affairs & Partnerships; Shané Harris, President of The Prudential Foundation; Darrell K. Williams; Hampton University President; Mrs. Myra R. Williams, First Lady of Hampton University; Gayle K. Hawkins Financial Professional Associate, Prudential; Kirsten J, Roach Class of 1985 Alumni

The donation was presented during the Hamptonians on the Vineyard event, which alumni organize annually during the month of August to raise funding for the University.   

Hampton President Darrell K. Williams said, “The alumni of Hampton University are among the greatest anywhere. Their devotion, dedication, and support of this institution is tremendous and is greatly appreciated. The organizers of this fundraiser are using their contacts to ensure Hampton remains great, and I will forever be grateful for supportive leaders like these.” 

Kirsten Roach, co-chair of the Martha’s Vineyard event as well as co-chair of the 2022 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated fundraising effort for Hampton said, “We are delighted to support our alma mater through these fundraising efforts. Without the experience we received at Hampton, many of us would not be where we are today. Go, Pirates!” 

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

About Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton’s mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner. Visit for more information.