Last week, Clark Atlanta University announced that they had received a $150,000 gift donation from one of their own trustees.
This kind of donation provides a clear example of the importance of relationships when it comes to making donations. Aldridge’s history with the school goes back to her bachelor’s degree which she earned from Clark College and continued with her master’s degree which she attained from Atlanta University. After graduating she maintained her links with her alma mater culminating in her appointment to the school’s board of trustees.
The above image from Prospect Visual shows a map of some of Aldridge’s strongest connections to other constituents of Clark Atlanta University – and gives a clue as to why she decided to make her gift.