Signature Events

The events are designed and implemented as fundraisers to support the students and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The goal of the NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation is to foster an alliance with strategic partners to advance the missions of HBCU’s, increase their visibility and create opportunities that encourage stakeholder investment and philanthropic support.

The NBCA Hall of Fame Weekend

The Hall of Fame Weekend is the Foundation’s annual fundraiser.  This 3-4 day event promotes the visibility of HBCU’s, while providing a forum for students, alumni, faculty and staff to sharpen their skills and increase their capabilities through workshops, seminars and programs.  The attendees’ interaction with and exposure to the resources and expertise provided during the Weekend is intended to equip and empower them to better service their institutions and communities as a whole.

The NBCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The NBCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony highlights significant contributions graduates of HBCU’s have made to society by excelling in their chosen field of endeavor. Each year HBCU graduates are inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.  Since 1986 the Foundation has celebrated over 350 inductees in the fields of Arts/Entertainment, Athletics, Business/Industry, Community Service, Education, Faith/Theology, Government/Law, Medicine, Science and Lifetime Achievement and in special instances The Chairman’s Award.

The Competition of Black College Queens

The Competition of Black College Queens showcases young African American women from HBCU’s who have been chosen to represent their institution as the campus queen. The Queens vie for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame.  Winners receive scholarships and prizes.

Legacy of Leaders

Legacy of Leaders presents activities specifically targeted to alumni association recognition and development. The Legacy of Leaders Luncheon presents awards annually to Distinguished Alumnus, Alumni Director, National Alumni President, National Alumni Association, Small Alumni Association Chapter and Large Alumni Association Chapter of the Year. Following the awards ceremony, a forum is held to discuss ways to increase alumni participation, thereby creating fund development.

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The Thomas W. Dortch Jr. HBCU Golf Classic

The HBCU Invitational Golf Classic will now be known as The Thomas W. Dortch Jr. HBCU Golf Classic.

The Thomas W. Dortch Jr. HBCU Golf Classic attracts the elite Division I and Division II HBCU golf teams. This is the only golf Classic sanctioned by the NCAA.  The Foundation awards scholarships to participating schools in support of their golf programs.

Chefs of the World: A Taste of Fame

This fundraising event showcases exquisite creations by top chefs, recognizing their extraordinary culinary accomplishments.  The food service industry and its ancillary professions, has proven to be a thriving economic engine and career choice for many young men and women.  A portion of the proceeds from this event support scholarships for students pursing a degree in Culinary Arts or Hospitality.  The remaining funds are used for training and capacity building for alumni and student leadership organizations through other programs.

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Birthday Bash

Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., hosted this annual event which afforded HBCU alumni, alumni associations and other stakeholders to come together in a social setting to rededicate their commitment and support to their alma maters.

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation also offers Internship Programs, as well as Technical Assistance and Training.