News and Updates
Read the latest news about Robert F. Smith’s philanthropy as well as events and news concerning his thought leadership, philanthropic partners and charitable initiatives.
Robert F. Smith’s Philanthrophy has Lasting Impact on Morehouse Students Lives, Sparks Additional Funding
Robert F. Smith’s gift to pay off the tuition loans of nearly 400 Morehouse College students sparked the idea to create additional funding for HBCU students via Student Freedom Initiative. This loan alternative helps support HBCU students pursuing STEM-related careers.
Biden Promised Free Tuition to HBCUs Students, But Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith is Finding Solutions to Actually Do It
Robert F. Smith has worked to find solutions to the educational gap for African American students attending HBCUs. Through Student Freedom Initiative, Smith’s ideas provide students with an opportunity to attend college without the heavy burden of debt.
Robert F. Smith has launched a new initiative called One Stock. One Future. for Eagle Academy students. This will provide shares of stock to these students, helping create generational wealth for underprivileged youth.