Donor Stories: Margie Verbal

Who donates to UNCF? People just like you who are looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. People like Dr. Wendell H. Joice, Charlotte O’Neal, Margie Verbal and thousands of others, all of whom believe in the importance of education. Learn more about them and the reasons they give to UNCF and the students and HBCUs we help support.

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Margie Verbal, Retired, Public Education Professional
“One of six children, with parents who were tobacco farmers, I was fortunate to attend Shaw University, though my parents could not help. I existed on scholarships and the generosity of strangers, even coming close to missing graduation because of my debt. My hard-won education helped me to a career in public education. 

"Now, I have the opportunity to pass it on, and so I am working with UNCF to establish the Margie Verbal Scholarship for college students who have the kind of need I once had.”