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College & University Endowment Collective

Introducing PoetrYY: Bridging the Financial Gap for HBCUs

At the heart of the black community, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have long been beacons of educational excellence. They've played a significant role in shaping leaders across various sectors, yet a financial disparity remains in HBCUs' endowment funding.

"Little by little, the bird builds its nest."
African Proverb

This encapsulates the essence of PoetrYY. We are driven by the conviction that every small contribution counts. Our platform allows individuals to donate and monitor their contributions on a quarterly basis, offering a flexible model that accommodates each person's financial capacity. This way, anyone can play a part in empowering our HBCUs, no matter the size of their contribution.

Our trio of round up options1 cater to different donor capacities:


Round off to the nearest $1.00


Round off to the nearest $5.00


Round off to the nearest $10.00

Transparency is vital to us. All funds gathered through this initiative will be meticulously monitored and distributed by the financial institution or institutions chosen by PoetrYY. We value the trust you place in us and are committed to upholding the highest levels of accountability for every donation received.

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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Barack Obama

A critical aspect of our mission is to educate current students and alumni about the importance of giving back to our community. Unfortunately, many HBCU alumni are not contributing to their alma mater, leading to a stagnation in HBCU endowments. We aim to change this narrative and ignite a culture of giving and support. 

Looking ahead, we envision a large number of students and alumni using PoetrYY as their primary account for everyday spending. This not only fosters financial literacy but also encourages a sense of collective responsibility towards strengthening their HBCUs. 

We invite you tobjoin us in fortifying the pillars of our community - our HBCUs. Let's ensure they continue to provide quality education and produce future leaders for generations to come. Embrace PoetrYY today and make your invaluable contribution to the future of HBCUs. Remember, your support, regardless of its size, truly makes a difference.