SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY & THE EPISCOPAL CHURCHINTERTWINED LEGACIES
In 1867, the Founding Fathers of Saint Augustine’s University — members of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina — set out to make education accessible to newly freed slaves.
A century and half later, the legacy of providing opportunity and transforming lives through access to a quality education continues at Saint Augustine’s University.
More than one-third of all black priests in the Episcopal Church, including three African-American bishops, are graduates of Saint Augustine’s University, which is one of only two historically Black colleges affiliated with the Church.
FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY
The Right Reverend
Michael B. Curry
The XXVII Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, and a tenured member of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees.
The Reverend Nita C. Byrd
The Chaplain of Saint Augustine’s University, and the first woman ordained in Saint Augustine’s Chapel.
The Right Reverend
The XII Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and a member of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees.
The Right Reverend Anne E. Hodges-Copple
The VI Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and a member of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees.
Bishop Henry Beard Delany
Saint Augustine’s graduate and the first African American to become an Suffragan Bishop for colored work in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and the second in the United States.
Saint Augustine of Hippo
The Patron Saint of SAU is Saint Augustine of Hippo, a Christian and Bishop born in the year 354 AD in Thagaste (now Souk Ahras, Algeria), Africa.
HELP ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY
REFER A STUDENT.
Through the Absalom Tuition Grant, qualifying Episcopal students receive a renewable grant worth $8,945 annually — a 50% discount. Students may apply online at st-aug.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 919.516.4012 for more information.
To give online, visit st-aug.edu/giving
To give by phone, call 919.516.4092
Give via text message:
Text GIVE and your donation amount to 919.666.3142
Mail your check made out to Saint Augustine’s University to:
Saint Augustine’s University
Office of Institutional Advancement & Development
1315 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Your tax-deductible support helps continue the Founding Fathers’ legacy of making opportunity and education accessible.