A $1 million grant to UCC-related Dillard University in New Orleans has been approved by the Local Church Ministries' board of directors.
During its April 20-22 meeting in Hartford, the board heard from Dillard President Marvalene Hughes, who spoke about the devastation of Katrina and about plans to return to their historic campus in New Orleans.
The $1 million gift comes from the LCM's Daniel Hand Fund, an historic endowment restricted to support for the church's educational work among African Americans.
In addition, grants of $500,000 each were made to UCC-related Talladega College in eastern Alabama and UCC-related LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tenn., to strengthen their financial positions as they look toward re-accreditation.
Dillard, Talladega and LeMoyne Owen are three of six historic UCC-related African-American colleges and universities.
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