On Saturday, March 8, 2014 Howard University hosted 1,800 guests at the 90th Charter Day Gala, one of the largest in school history. Charter Days also celebrated the 147th anniversary the University and raised in excess of $9 million in gifts. The most distinguished gift came via Radio One, Inc. CEO Alfred Liggins who was acknowledged for his gift of $4 million to Howard University in honor of his mother Radio One Chairperson/Founder and Howard alumna Cathy Hughes. The gift will benefit the School of Communications. Howard Alumna and Award-winning Actress Phylicia Rashad served as Mistress of Ceremony.