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Rev. Solomon Jackson, Jr. donates $200,000 to Voorhees College

Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. has donated $200,000 to Voorhees College to support student scholarships. The official check presentation was during halftime at the Voorhees homecoming men’s basketball game, Nov. 13.

“It is vital that we prepare our children for meaningful careers and I appreciate the role Voorhees College is playing in that effort,” Jackson said. “I am pleased to be able to support Voorhees in this way.”

Jackson, well known for his philanthropy in South Carolina, is the founder of the Solomon Jackson, Jr. Foundation, which awards qualified students with secondary school scholarships. He is retired from the South Carolina Department of Revenue and has spent 40 years in ministry. 

“We are honored to receive this extremely generous gift from Rev. Dr. Jackson,” said Ronnie Hopkins, president of Voorhees College. “We are proud to have him as a partner as we take our institution to the next level of excellence.”

A high-resolution image of Jackson during the check presentation is available at https://voorhees.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/S-Jackson-check-presentation-1-scaled.jpg.  

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.


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