Atlantan + ASU Alumni Courtney Stewart Donates $100,000 to Alabama State University

Check Presentation Ceremony at Recent Homecoming Game in Montgomery

Former Communications Major at ASU is now a Music Executive, Real Estate Developer, Tech Investor, and Humanitarian, Best Known for Discovering and Developing Global Superstar Khalid.

(L to R) Vice President Greg Clark, James Stewart, President Ross, Courtney Stewart, Rosiline Stewart, Director Audrey Parks. Photo Credit: Kinasa Rivers

ATLANTA--()--On Saturday, Oct. 8, Alabama State University celebrated both a homecoming game and a large gift. Courtney Stewart, an Atlanta native and ASU alumnus (2003 graduate), gave $100,000 to his alma mater. As a former communications major, the money will be largely dedicated to scholarships for communication students and multiple communication department enhancements.

It’s so important to give back, and it’s a blessing and an honor to be able to do that and help support the growth of HBCUs and prepare the current students with resources and an education to thrive after college,” said Stewart. “I’m passionate about supporting the communications department. Not only did it teach me the curriculum of my major, but it also was the catalyst to lead me on my path in the entertainment industry. Believe it or not, what I learned still impacts my business daily.”

A notable entrepreneur, Stewart is most known for his work in the music industry as artist manager of multi-platinum selling, award-winning global superstar Khalid and co-founder of Keep Cool records. He also continues to grow his roots in Atlanta by founding the nonprofit organization Right Hand Foundation, dedicated to providing free housing and resources for single mothers in unstable living conditions, as well as the Right Hand Music Group. In addition, he and his team opened a new event space in Atlanta, The Network ATL, just this past year.

Stewart’s donation to ASU, facilitated by the Bama State Society, is the largest gift to date secured by the group. With 31,334 eyes in the stadium turned on Stewart, this donation is a prime example of Stewart’s dedication to giving back and helping the next generation succeed. View the check presentation video here. Additional photos and interviews with Stewart available upon request.

About Courtney Stewart: As founder of Right Hand Co and Right Hand Foundation and co-founder of Keep Cool Records, Courtney Stewart leverages a 360-degree approach to all aspects of his business and philanthropy. By sharing a similar spirit and vision to his clients and the causes he supports, the artist manager, record label executive, and humanitarian maximizes every opportunity for success from all angles. This ability to align with artists and collaborate closely not only fostered the breakout of seven-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstar Khalid, but it also cemented Stewart among the industry’s future leaders recognized on Billboard’s prestigious “40 Under 40” and named as one of Variety Magazines 2018’s Hitmakers.


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Music executive and notable entrepreneur Courtney Stewart donates $100,000 to alma mater Alabama State University.


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