​2021 UNCF Virtual “A Mind Is…” Gala – Chicago

The annual Chicago UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala is one of Chicago’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been reimagined as a digital experience packaging together an extraordinary virtual gala affair. Supported by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in America’s future by getting students to and through college.

headshot of Samuel L. JacksonSpecial host appearance by Samuel L. Jackson, acclaimed actor, producer and HBCU alumnus

Tickets are $250; sponsorship opportunities are available.

Presented by UNCF Chicago.

Click here to download the sponsorship package.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $100,000

  • Company listed as UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala presenting sponsor on event collateral press materials, event website and sponsor loop
  • Presenting sponsor representative provides pre-recorded remarks during program
  • One special delivery on behalf of the event
  • Full-screen premium advertisement in evening’s digital program
  • Virtual access for 75 guests to the UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala program
  • Acknowledgement during gala program
  • Brand recognition on all UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala website pages and all print, digital and social media

CHANCELLOR SPONSOR: $50,000

  • Company listed as UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala chancellor sponsor on event collateral, press materials, event website and sponsor loop
  • One special delivery on behalf of the event
  • Full-screen premium advertisement in evening’s digital program
  • Virtual access for 50 guests to the UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala program
  • Acknowledgement during gala program
  • Brand recognition on all UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala website and all print, electronic and social media platforms

PRESIDENT SPONSOR: $25,000

  • Virtual access for 25 guests to the UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala program
  • Full-screen premium advertisement in evening’s digital program
  • Brand recognition on all UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala website and all print, electronic and social media platforms

TRUSTEE SPONSOR: $15,000

  • Virtual access for 15 guests to the UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala program
  • Half-screen premium advertisement in evening’s digital program
  • Listing on all UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala website and all print, electronic and social media platforms

PROFESSOR SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Virtual access for 10 guests to the UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala program
  • Quarter-screen premium advertisement on sponsor loop
  • Listing on all UNCF “A Mind Is…”® Gala website and all print, electronic and social media platforms

INDIVIDUAL GUEST ACCESS: Register Here