LeMoyne-Owen College’s Second Annual 807 Day of Giving is a two-day event to provide individual and corporate donors with opportunities to help fund student scholarships, and recruitment and retention strategies.

The lights of the Harahan Bridge will glow purple Sunday night (Aug. 7) as part of LeMoyne-Owen College’s Second Annual 807 Day of Giving celebration Sunday and Monday (Aug. 8).

The two-day event provides individual and corporate donors with opportunities to help fund student scholarships, and recruitment and retention strategies.

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs (Photo: Gary S. Whitlow/GSW Enterprises/The New Tri-State Defender)

“Last year’s inaugural 807 Day of Giving was a major success thanks to our donors and supporters near and far,” Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, LOC president said.

“Because student recruitment and retention are the foundation of our success, we’re excited to expand the opportunity to ensure students can not only enter but remain in school to complete their studies.”

The celebration, named in honor of LOC’s historic address, 807 Walker Ave. is part of a series of community events to “reimagine LOC” during its 160th anniversary year.

Giving kicks off with a live telethon via LOC digital platforms followed by a special lighting of the Mighty Lights on the Harahan Bridge in LOC Purple at 8:10 p.m. The college’s colors are purple and gold.

The telethon continues Monday (Aug.8) and concludes at 8:07 p.m.

Special guests include representatives from Lowe’s Corp, Canadian-Pacific Railway, and notable LOC alumni and national changemakers.

Supporters can donate in a number of ways, including online and by text. Giving in any increment of 807, the smallest amount being just $8.07, is encouraged.

For more information on giving or volunteer opportunities or to watch the 807 Day of Giving telethon, visit https://www.loc.edu/807day/.