Raines Alumni Launches National Campaign

Venus Highsmith (President)
The William M. Raines National Alumni Association (WMRNAA) has launched a capital campaign titled “Preserve The Foundation.” The goal is to raise $250,000 over a two and a half year span. This fundraising effort will support students at William M. Raines Senior High School academically and assist with furthering their educational careers at the collegiate, technical, and vocational levels.
Alumni, citizens, foundations and businesses will have an opportunity to donate to this effort at one of four contribution levels. starting at just $1. Matching donations are encouraged. Donations should be made on the WMRNAA website or mailed directly to the association. Donations are tax-deductible.
In only its sixth year of existence, the alumni association has presented 12 scholarships to graduating students. However, the need to increase scholarship awardees on an annual basis is paramount to the association’s mission.
In only its sixth year of existence, the alumni association has presented 112 scholarships to graduating students.
“Dr. Andrew Robinson, the first Principal of William M. Raines High School, instilled academic excellence into the students during his tenure. Many of Raines earlier graduates achieved unprecedented success in business, banking, educational, medical, legal, military and sports careers, to name a few. We have a responsibility to continue the expectation of excellence and to inspire future generations to do the same. We must also challenge future generations to contribute to society in meaningful and impactful ways once they leave Raines,” said Venus Highsmith, President of The Board of Directors.
For more information about the Preserve The Foundation Capital Campaign, go to www.rainesnationalalumni.org.
The William M. Raines National Alumni Association (WMRNAA) is a 501(c)(3) organization established to continue the outstanding legacy of William M. Raines Senior High School through efforts that will forge and strengthen alumni relationships, assist students by providing scholarships, general student needs, supporting the goodwill of the institution, and building partnerships with the business community.

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