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Tiger Fund roars by with $25,000 donation

Present at the check presenation and seated Left to right: Maxine Johnson; Clemontine Whitaker; JSU Interim-President Dr. Rod Paige; Gloria Tatum; Gailya Porter Standing Left to right: Sandra Hodge, vice president of JSU institutional advancement; Wheeler Brown, director of JSU athletics; Lindsey Horton, associate vice president of JSU public safety; Robert Cook, president of the JSU Tiger Fund; Jesse Thompson; Eltorry Ficklin and Jimmie Harmon  (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Seated left to right: Maxine Johnson; Clemontine Whitaker; Dr. Rod Paige, interim president of JSU; Gloria Tatum and Gailya Porter
Standing left to right: Sandra Hodge, vice president of JSU institutional advancement; Wheeler Brown, director of JSU athletics; Lindsey Horton, associate vice president of JSU public safety; Robert Cook, president of the JSU Tiger Fund; Jesse Thompson; Eltorry Ficklin and Jimmie Harmon (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)

Today, the JSU Tiger Fund, literally, dropped off a big check to the tune of $25,000.

Tiger Fund President Robert Cook shared his sentiments on the donation saying: “The Tiger Fund exists solely to support Jackson State University to enable Jackson State to continue its mission of providing educational opportunities and enrichment experiences for young Mississippians and young people from all walks of life and all over the country.”

Organized in 2006, the Tiger Fund is a 501(c)(3) foundation that works in conjunction with the JSU Development Foundation. Membership in the Tiger Fund is open to all supporters.

“Many of us would not have had the opportunity to enjoy the lives and careers that we have been privileged with and blessed to enjoy,” Cook says with pride. “Therefore, we feel it’s our obligation to continue to support the institution that has been so supportive of us all of our life. It’s just a way that we say thank you and how we ensure that opportunities that were afforded to us continue to be afforded to young men and women who are entrusting their future to this fine institution.