On April 13, 2014, marks the 35th annual airing of UNCF An Evening of Stars®, the nationally televised entertainment event in support of higher education. Hosted for the second year by Anthony Anderson, the program will join the hottest names in entertainment with UNCF's own "rising star" students to focus attention on the importance of getting to and through college.
This year, UNCF's premier fundraising event comes from its new home in Atlanta. It's a perfect fit. The city is the historic cradle of African American education, and the new capital of African American entertainment and business. Four of UNCF's 37 Member Institutions are in Atlanta, and many of today's hottest artists and celebrities call the city home.
UNCF An Evening of Stars® has always featured incredible performances from legendary entertainers and today's biggest names, and this year's performances will be better than ever. The program will also place its focus squarely on UNCF students telling what education and UNCF support mean to them. There will also be presentations of scholarships from UNCF and celebrities that will support students as they follow their dreams through education.
Students are the reason for UNCF An Evening of Stars®. They are the next generation of leaders our country needs, and they will light the way for generations after them.
Watch UNCF An Evening of Stars® and support UNCF, because "A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in."TM