$8.2 Million: Bennett College Shatters Fundraising Goal

GREENSBORO, N.C. — After a tumultuous month of fighting to keep its accreditation, Bennett College announced it met its goal of raising $5 million by February 1 on Monday.

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The 146-year-old HBCU announced it raised $8.2 million, soaring past its goal to help stay accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and prompting a celebration at Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on the school's campus.

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