BCA Homecoming Spring 2021

The Black Colleagues Association is happy you chose to join us for Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight Virtual Party and FUNdraising Experience! Although it still is not safe to physically gather in the way BCA typically would during Homecoming, that’s not stopping us from having some Redbird fun. We are partying with a purpose alongside the dynamic DJ Vince Adams while raising FUNds to support the BCA student scholarship program!

In honor and recognition of Andrew Purnell, Jr.’s contributions to the Black Colleagues Association since its inception in 1984, the Association established the Andrew Purnell Jr. Scholarship in March 2021. Andrew dedicated his time, talents, and treasures to the Association but was most passionate about scholarships to continue keeping Illinois State affordable and accessible to Black students.

Since 1987, BCA has awarded 224 scholarships for a total of $273,700! This year BCA has disbursed $33,000 to 18 talented and well-deserving students to assist in offsetting college expenses with $10,500 of scholarship support provided by the Office of the President, Vice President for Student Affairs Office, alumnae who were initiated into the Theta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Al Lewis and Steve Mills, the family of Vincent Lionel Davis, and the Eric D. Tapley, Brothers on Campus, Inc., Scholarship.

The balance comes from the support of our alumni and friends who continually give to BCA.

Now BCA comes from very humble beginnings. The very first scholarship awarded in 1987 was in the amount of $500. The ability to continue giving in this capacity is determined by YOU!

To become an active member of ISUBCA, the recommended per person, tax-deductible gift of $50 supports scholarships and organizational operations. Please also consider contributing to ISUBCA administered scholarships including:

  • Andrew Purnell Jr. Scholarship
  • Judge Russell DeBow Scholarship
  • Vincent Lionel Davis Scholarship
  • Commemorative Public Service Scholarship
  • Lewis and Mills Endowed Scholarship
  • Eric D. Tapley, Brothers on Campus, Inc., Scholarship

The Black Colleagues Association Virtual Homecoming Party and FUNdraiser giving page closes at midnight on Monday, April 12 but you can make a gift anytime at https://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/bca/giving/

Leaderboard
Greek Affiliation Leaderboard - Donors
Which organization will have the most participants today?
Would you like to indicate an affiliation with a Greek-lettered organization or another campus-based organization?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 21
2 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 18
3 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 15
4 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 11
5 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 9
6 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 6
7 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 3
8 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 2
9 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity 2
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Scholarship Leaderboard - Gifts
Tracking the number of unique donors per scholarship.
Rank Scholarship - Gifts Gifts
1 Black Colleagues Association 75
2 Andrew Purnell Jr. Memorial Fund 30
3 Lewis and Mills Endowed Scholarship 12
4 Commemorative Public Service Scholarship 6
5 Judge Russell DeBow Scholarship 4
6 Eric D. Tapley Brothers on Campus Scholarship 4
7 Vincent Lionel Davis Scholarship 1
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Leaderboard
Scholarship Leaderboard - Dollars
Tracking the total amount given to each scholarship.
Rank Scholarship Raised
1 Black Colleagues Association $6,798.63
2 Andrew Purnell Jr. Memorial Fund $4,960.00
3 Lewis and Mills Endowed Scholarship $1,550.00
4 Commemorative Public Service Scholarship $450.00
5 Judge Russell DeBow Scholarship $300.00
6 Eric D. Tapley Brothers on Campus Scholarship $200.00
7 Vincent Lionel Davis Scholarship $100.00
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Leaderboard
Greek Affiliation Leaderboard - Dollars
Tracking the total dollars donated by each Greek organization.
Would you like to indicate an affiliation with a Greek-lettered organization or another campus-based organization?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority $2,929.00
2 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority $1,700.00
3 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity $1,530.00
4 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority $1,475.00
5 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity $750.00
6 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity $750.00
7 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority $300.00
8 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity $269.63
9 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity $200.00
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