2020 “A Mind Is…” Gala - Seattle | UNCF

2020 “A Mind Is…” Gala – Seattle

Please join us for the 14th Annual UNCF Seattle ” A Mind Is…” Gala

We anticipate 600 guests, corporations, historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCUs) alumni, and UNCF major donors. The event provides you with the opportunity to become a donor to minority education and align yourself with others who see education as the foundation to building better futures.

The mission of the gala is to recognize the corporations, foundations, and individuals in the Pacific Northwest who have made a commitment to support minority education. The event spotlights students, donors, and UNCF member schools.


  • Dinner
  • Silent and live auctions
  • Dr. Frederick D. Patterson Awards
  • UNCF Portfolio Project Scholarship Presentation
  • Dessert Frenzy – Dianne’s Delights
  • Live Performances

UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community, and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37-member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other HBCUs are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs.

Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. UNCF Seattle supports over 600 UNCF students and scholarship recipients from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Presented by UNCF Seattle.

​Hyatt Regency Downtown Seattle

​Hyatt Regency Downtown Seattle

Plan on staying overnight? Please use code “SEASOC” under the “Special Rates – Special Offer Code” section to receive a discounted rate for the night of the event. Click here to book your room.

UNCF has a discounted Valet parking rate of $25.

Self-parking is $8 from 5:00 p.m.-midnight.

Valet and self-parking spaces are limited. We encourage guests to utilize rideshare services (Uber/Lyft) to eliminate any lines at the front drive and being turned away to nearby parking garages due to the parking garage filling up.

Visit the venue website for directions .


SEA Black Car service offers private, discreet, luxury transportation services with friendly, safe, comfortable, chauffeur smooth rides. We have numerous luxury vehicles in our SEA Black Car fleet from including Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercedes etc.

Book your vehicle for any size group for the Gala and receive 15% OFF. Use this link, or call 425. 981.7000 to arrange your transportation.

Contact SEA Black Car to discuss your unique needs and we’ll arrange an appropriate chauffeured vehicle, and service for to enhance your experience.