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MSM Awarded $10,000 Gift from HBCU Change and Asbury Automotive Group

Innovative philanthropic technology company and leading automotive retailer partner to support HBCUs

HBCU Change, led by co-founder and CEO Xavier Peoples, uses small change to make a large impact on Historically Black colleges and universities. HBCU Change collects change from users’ everyday credit or debit card purchases, rounding up to the nearest dollar. Each month, the app donates the change to the schools that users choose. It also keeps track of user donations for tax purposes, for philanthropy made easy.ATLANTA--January 24, 2022-- Morehouse School of Medicine received a gift of $10,000 from HBCU Change which included a match donation from Asbury Automotive Group. The funds will benefit Morehouse School of Medicine’s alumni scholarship initiatives.

Asbury Automotive Group partnered with HBCU Change after learning that HBCUs are historically underfunded and offer a unique learning experience and quality education for all students.

“I want to thank HBCU Change and Asbury Automotive Group for their support of Morehouse School of Medicine,” said Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and CEO, Morehouse School of Medicine. “The generosity of organizations such as HBCU Change, Asbury Automotive Group, as well as friends of the institution, and alumni, allow us to continue our mission of leading the advancement of health equity, and educating the next diverse generation of researchers, scientists, doctors, clinicians, and public health professionals.”

“HBCU Change understands that Morehouse School of Medicine is important to the HBCU ecosystem,” said HBCU Change co-founder and CEO Xavier Peoples. “We want to make sure that Morehouse School of Medicine has all the support that is needed and more.”

Morehouse School of Medicine is devoted to creating and advancing health equity in underserved communities, and has led the way in academic medicine, public health, research, and clinical innovation as the country has grappled with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice and their disproportionate impact on the Black community.

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About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission—the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.


Nicole Linton