December 1, 2018

Greetings Talladegans,

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated to TCNAA’s Legacy Fund Campaign. We are starting the last month of the year with Legacy Fund donations at $48,310.13. It looks like it’s going to take a miracle for us to reach our goal of $150,000 by December 31, 2018. However, I believe miracles do happen with prayer, hard work, and commitment. Can you imagine the miracles that led to the founding of our beloved Talladega College? Is your name on the donor list? Are your classmates on the list? Have you informed a friend or family member about our campaign? We Can Do This! Starting today, let’s commit ourselves to pulling off a 30-day miracle.

Eugene L. Cain, Ed.D.

Dear Degans:

We are writing with a great sense of urgency regarding the Legacy Fund Campaign. A modest goal of $150,000 was set a couple of months ago with a deadline for contributions set for December 31, 2018. As of the latest report the amount raised in less than $40,000. “Talladegans can do better because we are better”. Regardless of the year of our graduation we must commit to reaching our very modest goal of $150,000 by the end of the year.

Reaching this goal is as important as reaching the goal of everyone exercising their right to VOTE on November 6, 2018. The very heart and soul of Talladega is at stake. We would like to borrow a quote from a friend and colleague, Attorney James Johnson, in his response to the tragedies of the week of October 21, 2018. Jim writes about how our phones pinged in NY when the NYPD warned “shelter in place”. The police warned residents of Squirrel Hill “Shelter in Place” in Pittsburgh. There was no place for shelter in a Louisville, Kentucky parking lot.”

We are now warning every Talladegan to “shelter in place”. Our Legacy Fund Campaign is in dire need of your financial contribution. This time it is upon us and no one else to give a return on Talladega’s educational investment in us. Please! We are sounding the alarms and it is up to all of us to re-invest in Talladega by making a substantial contribution to the Legacy Fund Campaign towards reaching its goal by December 31st 2018.

Rev. Dr. Paul Smith 57’
Leonard Smith, 59’
Kathleen Watson Smith 59’

From the Desk of the

National President