Document Type


Date of Award



College of Education (COE)

Degree Name

Ed.D., Educational Administration

Committee Chairperson

Bernnell Peltier-Glaze

Committee Member 1

Yoruba T. Mutakabbir

Committee Member 2

Mahesh Vanjani

Committee Member 3

Ronnie Davis

Committee Member 4

Lillian B. Poats


alumni financial support, Alumni Giving, alumni perception, Fundraising, HBCU, Historically Black College and University


This study presents an examination of the relationship and predictability of selected socio-personal, job-related, and school-related factors on the level of financial support by alumni at an historically black college and university (HBCU). In this study, the researcher specifically examined the predictive power of socio-personal, job-related, and school-related factors. These factors consisted of gender, ethnicity, marital status, age, income, occupation, years on the job since graduating, sense of belonging to university, engagement in student activities, and interaction with faculty and staff on the financial support of alumni of an historically black college and university by reviewing data from a modified version of the Alumni Perception Survey. In this investigation, a correlational research design was used to collect data. Over 2,000 alumni of a historically black college and university in the southern region of the United States were surveyed for this study. Additionally, purposive sampling procedure was used to select participants. Furthermore, the researcher developed the Modified Alumni Perception Survey to collect the data for this study. The multi-nominal logistic regression procedure was utilized to analyze the hypotheses formulated in this study. As a result of the findings, the school-related factors of belonging to the university and interaction with staff were statistically significant in predicting the level of financial support provided by alumni of historically black colleges and universities.



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