Pay It Forward/Gifting – First Generation Life
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//Let's Support Those in Need

Becoming a Patron

As a FGL PATRON you are the GUARDIAN of your Alma Mater! You are protecting the legacy for the next generation, defending the history of the institution, and creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Why become an FGL Patron?

  • The FGL process creates a custom fit plan that benefits both the patron and university.
  • The program empowers every patron regardless of their current financial status
  • The program supports their alma mater financially on a regular basis by utilizing properly structured tax-free and tax deferred vehicles.
  • We are partnered with several well-known and influential alumni and celebrities who are ready to pay it forward.
  • We are actively seeking patrons to support HBCUs daily.


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Breaking the cycles of poverty

by empowering our current and future generation.
//Let's Build Something Together

Partnering With FGL

We want to partner with each HBCU, and TOGETHER, we can impact the next generation by plugging YOUR alumni into our HBCU Pay It Forward program. 2022 is the defining moment and year of global unity. First Generation Life is here to build and leave a lasting legacy. We have a vision that this program will be the biggest gifting program in the country and HBCU’s will continue to thrive more than ever. We may not have come from wealth, but wealth must come from us.



HBCUs in the United States today


Students Enrolled in HBCUs


Of African American Graduates are from a HBCU

Ivy league schools do not have a problem with gifting programs.

FGL, together with HBCUs, will plant the seeds of gifting importance early, starting at orientation freshman year and again senior year. As alumni, the seed that was planted 4+ years prior will begin to harvest.

//Celebrity Interest

Our executive board is comprised of HBCU graduates and known leaders.

This includes NFL alumni such as Robert “BOB” Johnson of the Dallas Cowboys and Donnell Woolford of the Chicago Bears. They have formed essential HBCU Programs.
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//The Visionary Behind HBCU Pay It Forward & Life After The Game

Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. "Bob" Johnson is a South Carolina native and alum of both Johnson C. Smith University and Belmont Abbey College. With a Bachelor’s degree concentrated in marketing & accounting, Johnson has spent the last 50 years of his life utilizing his education, athletic career, sales experience, and religious community to help improve the lives of others around him. The product of an HBCU, he has seen first-hand the impact attending such a prestigious university had on his life and what it could do for the next generation.

As a drafted free agent of the Dallas Cowboys and NFL Alumni Association Member, Johnson’s vision is simple: empower those within his network and beyond to give back to their educational institutions. As a husband, father, and grandfather, Robert’s legacy is solidified, but his desire to help extends onward, now fueled by HBCU Pay It Forward.

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