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Big Give S.A. donations support Hispanic higher education

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) would like to thank the individuals who gave a donation during the Big Give S.A. event. A total of $1,920 was donated to HACU from a total of 49 gifts in 24 hours.

The final numbers are as follows:

Total raised by the city of San Antonio: $1,956,587.50 (the goal was one million); total donors: 21,260
Total raised for HACU: $1,920; total donors: 49
Largest gift was $500.
Second largest gifts were 4 $100 donations.
Of the 49 donors
        18 were from people outside of Texas
        16 were HACU alumni
        20 were non-alumni/new donors

Donations to HACU, the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), support a wide range of programs focused on ensuring the higher education success of the youngest and fastest growing demographic in the United States.

Individuals can still donate to HACU, by giving to "La HACHE de HACU."

Did you know . . .

•    HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Though our U.S. member institutions represent only 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, they serve more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students.

•    HACU awards academic scholarships, leadership and travel awards, and conference scholarships to students each year.

•    HACU has placed more than 450 student interns each year with corporations and federal agencies in Washington and field offices around the country through the HACU National Internship Program.

•    HACU works with Congress to appropriate money specifically for HSIs and to advocate for an increase in funding every fiscal year.

•    HACU maintains more than 30 formal Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Partnership Agreements with federal agencies, offices, and business organizations that help to support HACU’s mission.

•    HACU provides assistance and outreach to HSIs with technical assistance workshops throughout the country on available federal program grants and other resources.

•    HACU does state level advocacy work in the western United States through HACU's Western Regional Office.

•    HACU conducts policy analyses and research on issues affecting Hispanic higher educational success and HSIs through HACU’s Office of Policy Analysis and Information.

•    HACU showcases institutions’ best practices at HACU’s conferences and events each year.

•    Student participation at HACU conferences provides an opportunity for students to engage in leadership development activities and meet with prospective employers and graduate school representatives.

To support HACU’s mission of championing Hispanic higher education success with a donation, click here