The fundraiser, sponsored by Trustee Sharman Lawrence-Wilson, ’98, and former Trustee Howard H. Brown, Esq., ’68, featured a live jazz band and an art auction at the October Art Gallery in Philadelphia. Proceeds support the President’s Student Scholarship Fund.
In addition, Dr. Antoinette Lewis of Washington, D.C. donated a portrait she purchased at the auction to the University as well.
Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first historically Black degree-granting institution, combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.