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1887 Strikes Thank You RATTLERS! See You Next Year!


FAMU Day of Giving

1887 Strikes

On March 25-26, Rattlers around the globe—alumni, students, families, friends, faculty and staff—rallied to give back to FAMU, raising more than $459,549.19. During the 1,887 minutes there were 2,800 gifts, which is more than double what was raised for the Inaugural "1887 Strikes" Campaign. Gifts large and small poured in to touch every corner of campus and keep FAMU’s good work going strong.

Thank you for once again showing us that Together We Rise! If you would like to continue to support FAMU, please visit www.famurising.com.

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1887 Minutes of Support
March 25-26, 2021
25 Worthy Causes
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Our Causes

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College of Agriculture and Food Sciences

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Representing the Highest Ranked Public HBCU!
Ashleigh Willis
Ashleigh Willis
Ambassador

I'm fundraising for the #1 Public HBCU in the land...Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University!!! I'm inviting friends like you to support my campaign. Thanks for taking a moment to check it out. Any amount is greatly appreciated!!!

Ben Johnson, Jr.
Wendall McGahee
Ambassador

I am fundraising for the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Foundation because they do amazing work to support an amazing institution. I am inviting friends like you to support my campaign in hopes of spreading the good news about "FAMU."

1887 Strikes Challenge Matches

We are proud to announce a series of challenges for the 2nd Annual Day of Giving. These are opportunities to amplify your gift in support of the University.

President Larry Robinson’s Student Body Challenge Match

Dr. Robinson will match all gifts from students, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.


Trustee Kimberly Moore’s Student Body Challenge Match

Trustee Moore will match all gifts from students, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.


Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud’s SBI Challenge Match

Dr. Friday-Stroud will match all gifts to the School of Business and Industry, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.


Trustee Michael Dubose’s Challenge Match

Trustee Dubose will match all University gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000.


Trustee Thomas Dortch’s Challenge Match

Trustee Dortch will match all University gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.


1887Strikes brand ambassadors will help build excitement and spread the word about FAMU’s Day of Giving. Ambassadors will also help make an impact for 1,887 minutes, starting March 25-26, by posting branded content on their social media channels and encouraging their personal networks to Strike Again for FAMU by making a gift to the area on campus they are most passionate about. The top 10 ambassadors to raise the most money will win an exclusive swag bag of FAMU gear.


All ambassadors will receive a digital toolkit, text to give code and a custom giving link to post on social media. -Top Ambassadors will receive an exclusive swag bag. Sample posts, downloadable graphics and talking points are all available in the social media ambassador toolkit for day-of use.


FAMU’s “1887 Strikes” Day of Giving is an annual fundraising campaign that allows alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and families, and friends to come together to support FAMU for 1,887 minutes.


Everything! Gifts can be directed to a college/school, department, research initiative, campus activity or FAMU program that means the most to the donor, or it can be applied to an area of greatest need. What matters most is that every Rattler gives and becomes part of the “great things happening every day” at FAMU and to our Rattlers around the world.

*The minimum gift to be counted for FAMU Day of giving is $1.00.*


Cash, stocks, checks and credit or debit card payments.


Click on a cause here to make a gift online or you may contact us by phone at 850-412-5755, or by email at advancement@famu.edu.


Please send donations by mail to:

FAMU Foundation
625 E. Tennessee Street, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32308

All checks must be received by March 26, 2021


Yes! Please call the FAMU Foundation at 850-412-5755 to make a gift via securities, a donor advised fund or, IRA rollover.


Starting at 9 a.m. EST on March 25, we want the FAMUly and friends of FAMU to support the University with 1,500 donor gifts and 400 new donors.


The top 10 ambassadors who raises the most money using their custom Giving Day URL will receive a swag bag of FAMU gear. Only ambassadors who use their custom Giving Day URL will qualify. Winners will be announced on FAMU’s social media accounts on April 1 and will be sent an email from the FAMU University Advancement.


Yes! Students can raise money for their favorite department on campus or raise money for the Student led Rattler Relief Fund, there are several donors who will be matching students gifts, including President Larry Robinson.

Students may apply for scholarships at famuscholarships.com for the 2021-2022 school year.


One hundred percent of your gift goes directly where you choose for it to go: your college, school, or department; your favorite program; to a scholarship; Athletics or to FAMU NAA—whatever matters most to you.


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Give now until March 26 at 4:27 p.m.


  • FAMU Cares: It provides financial relief for students in the areas of housing, food insecurity and technology.
  • FAMU National Alumni Association Save Our Students Fund (NAA SOS): The NAA SOS Fund was established to provide retention scholarships for graduating students in need of financial support to make it across the finish line.
  • Support the initiatives/priorities of our colleges and schools.
  • Rattler Athletic Fund: This fund provides the financial resources that makes the athletic mission possible through scholarships, academic services, facilities, operational support and by hiring championship caliber coaches.


Let everyone know! Tell your friends, family, and networks that you’ve made a gift and encourage them to give. Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #1887Strikes. Send an email. Make a call.

Follow us @famu_1887 and @famualumni1887 for live updates.

Thank you for helping us get the word out! You can make an enormous difference in the success of FAMU's annual Day of Giving.

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