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Howard University Class Of 2004 Launches Ambitious Fundraising Campaign To Support Future Generations

The esteemed Howard University Class of 2004 proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking fundraising initiative aimed at raising $100,000 by the end of the year to establish an endowment for the benefit of future and current students of Howard.

Comprising over 1,000 graduates, the Class of 2004 has already made significant strides towards its ambitious goal, having raised an outstanding $25,000 since the campaign’s inception in February 2024.

The initiative reflects the unwavering commitment of Howard University alumni to uphold the institution’s legacy of excellence and empower future generations of scholars. Through this endowment, the Class of 2004 seeks to create lasting opportunities for students, ensuring access to quality education and resources that foster academic and personal growth.

Howard University, a renowned institution of higher learning located in Washington, D.C., has long been recognized for its dedication to academic excellence, social justice, and global education. Founded in 1867, Howard has played a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of countless individuals, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to effect positive change in their communities and beyond.

Notable alumni from Howard University span various sectors, including entertainment and business, exemplifying the institution’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering success. Among the distinguished alumni from the Class of 2004 are:

  • Lance Gross, Acclaimed actor known for his roles in film and television
  • Kahlana Barksdale, Influential fashion stylist and entrepreneur
  • David Oliver, Olympian bronze medalist in track and field 
  • Layne Eskeridge, Creative Executive, President of POV Entertainment  
  • Rachel Crouch, Notable visual artist and educator 

These individuals, alongside their fellow alumni, embody the spirit of excellence and service instilled by Howard University, serving as ambassadors of change and inspiration to future generations.

As the Class of 2004 embarks on this transformative journey, they invite fellow alumni, supporters, and friends of Howard to join them in their mission to create a lasting impact. Through collective action and generosity, together we can ensure that the legacy of Howard University continues to thrive for generations to come.

Around the country, there will be fundraising events for all to participate in and or donate. For a full list of the events, you can go to the reunion Instagram page @HUclassof2004 for up-to-date details.

Upcoming Events:

Howard University School of Business Career Closet donation campaign go here.

May 31, 2024 – Atlanta event with more details to follow.

For more information about the fundraising campaign or to donate, please visit 04theloveofHoward.com or 04theloveofhoward.com/giving. You can follow the HU events on Facebook at HU Class of 2004. 

About Howard University:

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a prestigious institution of higher learning located in Washington, D.C. Committed to academic excellence, social justice, and global education. Howard provides a transformative educational experience that prepares students to become leaders and change-makers in their communities and beyond.


Jamila Osouna



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