Donor Stories: Michael O. Smith

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.

Michael O. Smith, General Manager, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA
“My support of UNCF revolves around Hyatt’s brand purpose of care and my personal commitment to the advancement of our local communities. As a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, I am personally vested in the work of UNCF, which affords so many students the opportunity to gain an education, and supports the critical sustainability of HBCU institutions.

"It is an honor to endorse this vital organization and its continued progression.”