Charter Day is a time of celebration! This year is Howard's Sesquicentennial, which is the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1867. Help us make this Charter Day even more special than usual!

We celebrate because we are grateful for the March 2, 1867, approval of the University Charter by President Andrew Johnson for an institution dedicated to the betterment of humanity. We are grateful for Howardites - collectively and individually - who, through individual example and support of their alma mater, exhibit the very spirit that has marked Howard as one of the great romances in American education.

The 2017 Charter Day Dinner continues a 93-year-old tradition of honoring the founding of Howard University through a university-wide celebration. The annual black-tie gala, which also serves as Howard's premiere fundraising event, is one of the most important activities on the University's annual calendar. This year, the proceeds from the dinner will support the Bridging the Gap Student Aid Campaign and its efforts to directly address the gaps that exist in financial aid for Howard students.

We hope that you will join us at the 2017 Charter Day Dinner. Your financial support of the University, and in particular this event, is greatly appreciated and will aid us ensuring that more deserving students can achieve their dreams of obtaining a Howard degree.