William E. “Bill” Shack attributes much of his success to lessons he learned at Clark Atlanta University, the largest of the nation’s 38-member United Negro College Fund institutions. Students enrolled there today enjoy the benefits of a private, research-intensive education in the heart of one of the world’s great international cities. However, the current economic climate makes completing a college degree all the more difficult.
The average Clark Atlanta student’s family’s annual income is $30,000.The annual cost of tuition, one of the most affordable in its class, is $27,000. More than 94 percent of the students enrolled depend heavily upon financial aid; however, most are left with “gaps”--the difference between what is owed and all available resources--between $500 and $3,000 even after scholarships, loans, grants and family contributions are applied to their accounts.
In celebration of his 71
birthday, please join Bill and his friends as they “Close the Gap” for deserving students with a weekend of golf, entertainment and fabulous fun...all in exciting Las Vegas!