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2021 Virtual Walk for Education – Houston

Virtual Walk? Let’s Go!

Hello, Southern Texas and New Mexico!

UNCF has reimagined the Walk, and we’re going virtual! Show your support by making a donation, participate individually, form or join a team. Make a difference while practicing social distancing—walk, run, cycle, dance—all in honor of UNCF, our students and schools. Then, join us online on Sept. 19 (1 p.m. CDT) and celebrate with UNCF during a nationwide virtual event featuring celebrities, member presidents, students, alumni and others!

The UNCF Virtual Walk for Education is a nationwide initiative to raise the critical funds UNCF needs to fulfill our mission of support to our member HBCUs to help our students to become active participants of society through a high-quality education.

Build Your Virtual Team

We invite you to team up with family, friends and co-workers to raise funds for UNCF. Your team can be local or global—contact everyone you know! Anyone can join to raise funds to help talented deserving students get to and through college.

Presented by UNCF Houston.

#UNCFHouston #LaceUp4UNCF #HBCUStrong

Facts about UNCF’s Walk for Education:

  • Began in 1985, with Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis serving as honorary chair for 16 years
  • Has raised more than $5.2 million since its inception
  • Traditionally attracts more than 1,600 walkers from corporations, community organizations and individuals from the greater Houston area
  • Formerly conducted at both Sam Houston Park and McGregor Park

National Masters Walk Sponsor: $50,000

Branding Opportunities

  • Company name/logo on event collateral (national and local) with hyperlinks to company website
  • Sponsor of student spotlight
  • Corporate spotlight featured during live streaming
  • Pre-event promotional marketing on UNCF social media handles
  • Corporate team highlight on UNCF social media handles

Local Opportunities

  • Local pre-event activities (as defined by UNCF area office)

Local Presenting Walk Sponsor: $25,000

  • Corporate logo included on local webpages with hyperlinks to company website
  • Corporate logo on local event collateral
  • Company recognized at local events
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event and in media materials (UNCF Houston Social Media Handles)
  • Pre-Event promotional marketing on local UNCF Social Media Handles

Professors Walk Sponsor: $10,000

  • Corporate logo included on local webpage with hyperlinks to company website
  • Corporate logo on event collateral
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event and in media materials (UNCF Social Media Handles)
  • An item placed in Virtual Swag Bag

Scholars Walk Sponsor: $5,000

  • Corporate logo included on local webpage
  • Corporate logo on event collateral
  • Corporate recognition at event