Founded in 1946 by Fisk University alumnus James E. Stamps the mission of the National Alumni Council (NAC) of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is to support, promote, influence and strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The foundation of NAC's mission is a commitment to work with UNCF to ensure its network of member institutions are a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college.
In support of UNCF and its mission the NAC will:
The NAC serves as the umbrella organization for Inter-Alumni-Councils, the National Pre-Alumni Council and National Alumni Associations. Other organizations also subscribe to UNCF's mission as at-large members.
All graduates of UNCF schools are automatically members of the National Alumni Council.