Presidents Message

A Message from the President

Greetings fellow HBCU Alumni, Students and Supporters.

Welcome to our Philadelphia HBCU Alumni Alliance Community
My name is Gregory T. Wilson and I am a proud graduate of West Virginia State University! I am honored to lead the Philadelphia HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. (PHBCUAA) whose vibrant membership includes alumni chapters representing HBCUs from all across the country. For over 30 years I have worked in the non-profit sector and currently serves as the Executive Director of a Foundation for a large-scale behavioral health non-profit in New Jersey.

The PHBCUAA is a 501(c) (3) community based non-profit organization. Collectively we share a mutual desire to galvanize our diverse talents and resources together in an effort to put order and strength to our individual energies, thus making membership a tangible investment in the present sustainability and future welfare of HBCUs and our local communities. We further support the interest of our members through representation, advocacy, and education.
Our three major pillars of focus – Health & Wellness, Hunger Relief and Higher Education Advocacy for HBCUs – are in line with our mission to use our collaborative resources and talents to develop effective programming and services to strengthen our communities, providing support to underserved populations.

We recognize that no successful entity operates in a silo, so we are always excited to stand united with like-minded individual supporters and corporate partners to affect positive social change, encourage healthy living, foster equality and eliminate educational disparities – all necessary to break the cycle of poverty.

I encourage you to help us help others by getting involved in our community-based programs, signature fundraisers, or supporting us with your resources. Our entire PHBCUAA “family” looks forward to engaging with you and hearing how you choose to embrace this call to action. As keepers of the gate for our beloved institutions and champions for our local communities, we must keep doing what we do and beyond. So please keep educating and engaging. Keep preserving our heritage, creating a legacy, all while honoring those who came before us. We must keep convening, partnering and collaborating, listening and leading, in order to keep pushing and pressing forward for the future is right NOW.

If your HBCU Alumni Chapter is not currently a member of the PHBCUAA, I invite you to join us today.

Sincerely,
Gregory T. Wilson, MPA
President & CEO

Call To Action

There are many elements to our work. In addition to time, passion, and commitment, there are many tangible resources that we need to bring our plans and events to fruition. We cannot deliver on our mission or achieve our goals without the support of our corporate sponsors. The partnership is at the core of our work and we continue to seek new partners to make our work possible.