Carla Smith Jones sent a message to John Russell that said:
Ms. Poppe, I represent Wilberforce University -- the first private-owned HBCU in the nation. With my superior, Natalie R. Coles, VP of Advancement -- we implore you to allow us a 20-minute Zoom call to discuss a potential opportunity to donate to Wilberforce University's students of promise. I would sincerely appreciate your consideration and response.
Carla Smith Jones
Senior Director of Advancement