‘This Kind of Action Is So Necessary’: Charlamagne Tha God Gifts S.C. HBCU $250K During Homecoming

Charlamagne Tha God recently returned to his home state of South Carolina to give back to a local historically Black university in time for homecoming.

The Moncks Corner, South Carolina, native visited S.C. State University over the weekend to give the Orangeburg HBCU a sizable donation. His $250,000 scholarship award was presented to the S.C. State University Alumni Association for student scholarships, The T&D reported. The gift to The Ford Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was given on behalf of Charla’s mother, Julie Ford McKelvey, who is an alum of S.C. State, class of 1975.

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Charlamagne Tha God (left) and an unidentified friend. (Photo: @cthagod/Instagram)

“Dear Black People like I said yesterday an investment into an HBCU is an investment into the future of our people,” “The Breakfast Club” host wrote on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 20. “Salute to everyone who did their part yesterday at @scstate1896 homecoming. The SC State Club donated 215,889 dollars to @scstateathletics and OG @whipclyburn stunted on us all with his 1.7 million dollar endowment that will fund S.C. State honors college scholarships.

“The SC State University Honors college is named after his late wife Dr. Emily England Clyburn who is also a Moncks Corner native and the reason Congressman Clyburn always tells me I’m the SECOND best thing to come out of Moncks Corner…😂 which would actually push me further down the list because I’m putting my wife before me,” he continued. “Anyway just always remember if you really rooting for everybody black the next time an HBCU ask for money, open your wallet!!!! It’s a blessing to be a blessing. GOD IS EVERYTHING!!! 🙏🏿 #WeFightDifferent.”

Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard McKelvey, included a series of photos of those who appeared at the homecoming game against Morgan State during halftime to give their various donations. Charla gave a quarter of a million dollars through his local nonprofit Third Eye Awareness, which gives back to the community.

“SCSUNAA is proud to host a son of South Carolina who is doing remarkable things that change the temperature of our society. He is respected for his viewpoints and his outstanding accomplishments,” said S.C. State National Alumni Association president John J. Funny to The T&D. Funny had invited Charla to homecoming after speaking with him.

Upon seeing Charlamagne’s donation, many of the radio and TV personality’s Instagram followers applauded him.

“We appreciate you ✊”

“This kind of action is so necessary 🙌🏾”

“Someone give @cthagod a honorary degree already.. my mans done paid more than all of us..”

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