President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., student Jansen Kinsey and FAMU NAA President Col. Gregory Clark at check presentation.
Florida A&M University health science student Jansen Kinsey and her father retired Lieutenant Colonel Rick Kinsey jump-started the donations in anticipation of the University’s 1887 Strikes Annual Day of Giving March 25-26.
The father-daughter duo donated $7,500 to the FAMU Foundation Friday. Kinsey, of Tampa, said she and her father launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Rattlers in Arms Endowed Scholarship Fund for ROTC students.
“I didn’t expect it to go so well,” she said as the check award ceremony in front of the Center for Access and Student Success (CASS) complex Friday afternoon. “I am really excited by the response.”
In accepting the donation on behalf of the Foundation, President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said, “This shows how much students love FAMU. My fingers are getting numb already,” he added, alluding to his exhortation to FAMU stakeholders to give until they’re numb.
This year’s Annual Day of Giving runs from 9 a.m. Thursday, March 25 to 4:27 p.m. Friday, March 26. To give visit 1887Strikes.com.
During the 2020 1887 Strikes, inaugural Day of Giving campaign, the FAMU University Advancement team raised $213,256.72 from 1,415 donors during 1,887 minutes of fundraising.