ATLANTA Historically black colleges and universities are seeing an upsurge in support and donations.

Last fiscal year, Spelman College in Atlanta raised a record $48 million in donations, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . That’s more than triple the prior year’s total of $14.5 million.

Spelman recently announced that it received its largest single gift from living donors, trustee Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston: $30 million

Other schools, such as Morehouse College, have seen similar upticks in giving.

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