The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation with Facebook Partners for the 18th Annual HBCU Festival on Saturday, January 25 at the National Harbor
For the Third Consecutive Year, Facebook is the Title Sponsor of the Largest HBCU College Festival on the East Coast, presented by The Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) Foundation. The ASBC Foundation Welcomes McDonald's and the U.S. Intelligence Community as New Partners in 2020.
Alfred Street Baptist Church and its Foundation are committed to higher education for African American youths and, since 2003, have connected more than 40,000 students – many of whom are first generation college students – and their parents to academic institutions through the Festival. Since inception of the Festival, participating HBCUs have awarded more than $30 million collectively to Festival attendees in the form of academic scholarships and/or waived fees. During the 2019 Festival, over 10,000 were in attendance; [e1] more than [CW2] $11.6 million in scholarships were awarded; and 1,886 offers of admission were made to high school seniors.
"We are more than pleased that for the third year in a row that Facebook, which has a commitment to education and diversity, has partnered with us to support this worthwhile event," said Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Alfred Street's senior pastor.
"We are grateful that Facebook has signed on as our title partner for the third year in a row, as we host the HBCU College Festival," said Pat Wallace, Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation President. "Facebook as a partner allows us to expand our reach to impact the lives of our future African American leaders."
"We are thrilled to partner with the ASBC Foundation again to invest in the education of African American students," said Erica Woods, Community Engagement Lead, and Facebook DC. "Facebook has always invested in the physical infrastructure across the country, but we are also investing in the social infrastructure of our communities. We are proud to have facilities in so many states that are home to HBCUs, and hope that students look for opportunities with Facebook when the time comes to pursue their career paths."
In addition to Facebook being the title sponsor, Alfred Street Baptist Church and its Foundation are delighted to announce that McDonald's has joined as a first time partner as well as the U.S. Intelligence Community. ASBC and its Foundation are enthusiastic that the following companies and organizations as sponsors: Google/WAYMO, Ernst and Young, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Our Daily Bread, Deloitte, Converse, Footwear Distributers and Retailers of America (FDRA), Thompson Hospitality, Christopher Consultants, PNC Bank, Burke and Herbert Bank, PepsiCo, all for this rewarding and worthwhile event. We are also thankful for Radio/Urban One; who continues to serve as our Media Sponsors. Google/
Alfred Street Baptist Church and the ASBC Foundation