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2020 National “A Mind Is…” Gala – Washington, DC

We’ve made a difference for a half million students…

                      Help us to make a difference for a half million more.

On March 5, 2020, UNCF will hold the 76th National “A Mind Is…” Gala, the occasion during which UNCF pays national tribute to those who have contributed significantly to opening the doors to college for underrepresented youth. Honorees include prominent, world-renowned public and private sector leaders. The 1,200 projected guests include all 37 presidents of the UNCF-member colleges and universities, dignitaries, and a host of other renowned individuals.

Over more than 75 years, UNCF has raised nearly $5 billion dollars and helped to graduate a half million students. Each year, UNCF awards tens of millions of dollars in scholarships to deserving students. Yet, the rising cost of tuition and decreasing federal and state financial aid have caused increasing numbers of students to apply to UNCF for assistance. We are only able to support one in ten scholarship applicants. As an organization, as a nation, we must and can do more.

Over the next quarter-century, UNCF is redoubling its commitment to education for all and challenging philanthropists, public and private sector leaders, and communities to increase their investments in our nation’s greatest resource—our youth.

Today, Millennials number 73 million, making them the largest generation in America.  On March 5,  let us commit to making them the best-educated generation in America.

Strictly Formal Attire

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Presented by UNCF Washington.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Visit the hotel website for directions and details about the venue.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE: $100,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of pre-dinner reception plus one President’s Circle table for 16 guests
  • Opportunity to produce a one-minute video message from your CEO that would be aired during dinner program
  • Corporate logo and name prominently displayed throughout Gala and venue, plus on-screen projection during dinner program
  • High-level photo opportunities with UNCF president and CEO, honorees and prominent guests
  • Logo recognition as a President’s Circle sponsor on UNCF.org
  • Strategic brand integration including opportunity to present branded gift item
  • President’s Circle listing with your logo, listing as Gala vice chair and one full-page, four-color advertisement in souvenir program booklet

76th ANNIVERSARY LEGACY CIRCLE: $76,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of pre-dinner reception plus one Legacy Circle table for 14 guests
  • Corporate logo and name prominently displayed throughout Gala and venue
  • Logo recognition as a Legacy Circle sponsor on UNCF.org
  • Strategic brand integration via reception signage
  • Legacy Circle listing with your logo, listing as Gala vice chair and one half-page, four-color advertisement in souvenir program booklet

VISIONARY CIRCLE: $50,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of pre-dinner reception plus one Visionary Circle table for 12 guests
  • Logo recognition as a Visionary Circle sponsor on UNCF.org
  • Strategic brand integration via reception signage
  • Visionary Circle listing, listing as Gala vice chair and one quarter-page, four-color advertisement in souvenir program booklet

PATRON CIRCLE: $25,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of pre-dinner reception plus one Patron Circle table for 10 guests
  • Recognition as a Patron Circle sponsor on UNCF.org
  • Patron Circle listing and listing as Gala vice chair in souvenir program booklet

SUSTAINER CIRCLE: $10,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of pre-dinner reception plus one Sustainer Circle table for eight guests
  • Sustainer Circle listing in souvenir program booklet

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $1,000

  • Ticket inclusive of pre-dinner reception and one reserved table seating

SOUVENIR PROGRAM BOOKLET ADVERTISEMENTS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 14, 2020