Diddy Donates $1 Million To Howard University During Surprise Homecoming Performance

Last Monday, Howard University received a significant donation from iconic artist Sean “Diddy” Combs, who attended the school. On Friday night, he took center stage at the school’s Yardfest event and performed some of his most popular songs.

Following the show, he fulfilled his 2022 vow to donate to HBCUs by presenting a $1 million check to Dr. Ben Vinson III, President of Howard University.

“As someone who attended Howard University and values the transformative experience of historically black colleges, it remains critical that we strive to protect and uphold their legacy,” he stated, according to 7News. This gift to Howard is more than just a cash contribution; it is also a reaffirmation of our dedication to a cultural institution that has impacted the lives of so many people. It’s about ensuring that historically black colleges and universities continue to receive the support they deserve.”

Vinson, the institution’s president, expressed his appreciation to the popular artist, stating, “This is such a tremendously meaningful gift to Howard University, and we are deeply grateful.” Sean Combs has always credited Howard for helping him become the trailblazing artist and entrepreneur that he has become since his days here as a student.”

“His gift will have a profound impact on our students, paving the way for future leaders. We are honored to have Sean Combs as a part of our Bison family,” said President Vinson.

Combs’ current donation is the latest in a long line of contributions to historically black colleges and universities. In August, he gave $1 million to Jackson State University’s football program. Combs, 53, attended Howard in the late 1980s but did not graduate, though he was awarded an honorary degree in 2014.


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