In mid-June we started a two-part fundraising campaign to raise money for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund that supports students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We auctioned our Outside the Box quilt on eBay and set up a charity GoFundMe for Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Our delay in reporting back the results of the fundraiser resulted from a hold that eBay put on the funds because the winning bid was considered a high-ticket item. However we can officially announce that together with you we have raised a total of $2,750 for Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the final payment will be made tomorrow. We are so appreciative of all of the donations that were raised for this worthy charity, which is highly ranked for its management on Charity Navigator.
We launched this fundraiser to draw attention to the chronic underfunding of education in Black communities and are grateful for your help in raising these funds for HBCUs, which have been especially hard-hit during Covid-19. The winning bid for our Outside the Box quilt was $1,300 by a bidder who purchased it in memory of a friend and has asked that it be donated to the International Quilt Museum where it will be kept with our Pick-Up Sticks quilt, which we donated last year as the first Modern quilt in their collection.
We will continue to look for ways to use our work and resources to improve equity for those whose voices have gone unheard for far too long. If you missed our fundraiser and would like to donate directly to Thurgood Marshall College Fund, click here.