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For 35 years UNCF has brought together the biggest names in entertainment with dedicated sponsors at UNCF An Evening of Stars® to provide students with the support they need to get to and through college. This year will be the most exciting program yet as the show moves to its new home in Atlanta and shines a spotlight on the real students and institutions that are the dividends of an investment that will benefit their communities and the country.

UNCF An Evening of Stars® is made possible through the support of national and "Rising Stars" sponsor Target, along with national sponsors McDonald's and Wells Fargo. Official sponsor GM Buick returns and the City of Atlanta joins us as the Host City Sponsor. The program's "text-to-give" sponsor is SoftBank Corp. and its media sponsor is Clear Channel.

UNCF An Evening of Stars® brings home the importance of minority education and encourages millions of viewers across America to invest in Better Futures for students and become education advocates in their communities. The two-hour special will be the highlight of a weekend of events, showcasing a galaxy of "rising stars" –UNCF students and alumni who are making the most of their education. UNCF An Evening of Stars® will air on BET on April 13 at 10:00 PM EDT. It will air nationally in syndication in May (check local listings for date and time.)

UNCF is proud to bring the legacy of UNCF An Evening of Stars® into a new century, because "A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.™

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