Last year around this time while driving to work I heard a great interview with MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg about Small Business Saturday. You can see it here.

She made several points that resonated with me that apply to higher education:

  • If you do not go to small businesses, they will disappear. We’re seeing lots of small schools close, especially in the Northeast.
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So when you support a school like Dillard, you are supporting all of the activities and events we provide that you can’t get online, things like:

  • Hosting fraternity and sorority graduate meetings and events
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Issa Rae at Dillard
  • Space for weddings and funerals
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  • Afterschool and summer enrichment programs
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  • K-12 school registration

I could go on and on. The point is small colleges play a critical role in communities. So before this Small Business Saturday ends, schedule your Giving Tuesday gift to Dillard University. Your gift not only supports the students, but the broader community.

The Prez

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7th president of Dillard University

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