University fundraisers have never been as enjoyable until now. Florida Memorial University captures the spirit of giving through an exuberant home fundraising initiative.
The gracious home of Aaron and Bernadette Weeks. Esq. was the setting for Florida Memorial University’s (FMU) first of a series of home fundraisers on April 22nd. The North Broward Chapter of the Links rallied to socialize and be entertained by the melodic saxophone of Randy Corinthian while doing a great service to South Florida’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
JoAnn Fletcher, President of The North Broward Chapter of the Links’ opening remarks welcomed the group of over 40 guests, “The National Links initiative this year is to adopt a Historically Black College and University and nurture it.” FMU is was delighted to be adopted by the prestigious group.
FMU celebrates 50 years in Miami this Fall and 139 years since its beginnings as an institution for higher- learning in Live Oaks, Florida. FMUs Interim President, Dr. Castell Bryant words resonated with the
North Broward Chapter of the Links, many who attended HBCUs, “Let us work together to help the next generation of HBCU students become successful!”
FMU Trustee JoLinda Herring added, “The students at FMU inspire me. FMU has a wonderful school of aviation, and our alumni are now doctors, lawyers, and professionals in all walks of life.”
The FMU fundraising program ended on a high note, as The North Broward County Chapter of The Links reached its fundraising goal.
Host Aaron Weeks closed the event by reciting the prolific Renaissance poetry of John Donne, “No man is an island, entire of itself. Each piece is a continent, a part of the main. If clod be washed away by sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thine own or of thine friends were. Each man’s death diminishes me, for I am
involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know or whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”
Mr. Weeks reminding us of a time when attending HBCUs were the only choice for Blacks. But the tradition and legacy live on with our support. For more information on becoming an FMU Home Fundraising host, contact Vice President Cory Witherspoon at 305 623 1443.