A $40M gift to LeMoyne-Owen was ‘the right thing at the right time’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 09, 2020 5:50 AM CT | Published: July 09, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Otis Sanford
Daily Memphian

Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN Local 24. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

College President Carol Johnson-Dean took the call announcing the largest endowment the 158-year-old school had ever received: “I literally began to cry.”


LeMoyne-Owen College Carol Johnson-Dean Bob Fockler Community Foundation of Greater Memphis


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