Historic UNCF National Virtual Walk for Education® Raises $2.9 M for HBCUs
While the country practiced social distancing, the event encouraged and engaged individuals to participate in a variety of physical activities including walking, running, cycling and dancing—all while having fun, staying safe and raising money for UNCF. The new virtual fundraiser replaced the annual in-person walk events that many of the UNCF local offices conduct each spring, summer and fall, taking what’s typically been a market-by-market approach to a fully nationwide virtual activation event.
The impressive event’s success was largely due to the overwhelming support from corporations, individuals, group donors and national sponsors including National Doctorate Level donors The Colgate-Palmolive Company and Global Payment, Inc.; and National Master’s Level donors Arch Capital Group, LTD., Bayer, Essentia Water and Goldman Sachs.
The revamped, highly anticipated UNCF National Virtual Walk for Education featured performances by Anthony Hamilton and Questlove with appearances by Shaquille O’Neal, Lynn Whitfield, Jonathan Slocumb and event host Wendell Pierce.
With no immediate end in sight for the global pandemic, UNCF is expected to continue its successful National Virtual Walk for Education.