On Monday, February 17, in conjunction with the Bush School’s Office of Diversity, the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy will celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of Black sororities and fraternities in the United States at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
This is a free event that will include a presentation from the TAMU Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The program will center on the origins of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is a collaborative organization of the nine historically African American international Greek lettered sororities and fraternities and their history. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction that will be held to raise money for the TAMU Matthew Gaines Initiative.
The Matthew Gaines Initiative is a current commemoration fund that, when raised, will allow Texas A&M students to commission, construct, and maintain a statue honoring Matthew Gaines, who served in the 12th Texas Legislature. Senator Gaines was a courageous advocate for public education and promoted the creation of the Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges of Texas through the Morrill Act.