UNCF raises money through events across the country to support its mission, while at the same time raising awareness among its constituents.
2017 Twin Cities Masked Ball - Minneapolis
JW Marriott Mall of America 2141 Lindau Lane, Bloomington
UNCF will present its 5th Anniversary UNCF Masked Ball, one of the Twin Cities' premier social events.Learn More
Hyatt Regency Hotel 151 East Wacker, Regency Ballroom
UNCF Chicago will host its annual “A Mind Is...” Gala. This is a major fundraising event for the Chicago area office of UNCF, which serves students in Illinois and Wisconsin. Each year, UNCF recognizes the extraordinary contributions of individuals who have made significant contributions of time, talent and resources to support UNCF’s mission and work, and student scholars who have directly benefited from the generous support of area donors.
Black-tie attire onlyLearn More Tickets
Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place
The fifth annual UNCF Masked Ball in Newark is the organization’s signature fundraising event and one of greater Newark’s premier social soirées.
Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, 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. Presented by UNCF Newark.
- VIP Reception (by invitation only)
- Pre-Ball Reception
- Stars and Dignitaries
- Elegant Dining
- Dancing and Live Entertainment
- Ladies: Evening Gown and Mask
- Gentlemen: Black Tie and Mask
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Vineyard Haven Private Home
Please join us this summer on Martha's Vineyard to hear about the work UNCF Boston does every day to help area students. This will be an occasion when UNCF and its supporters, many of whom spend their summers on The Island, will gather to attend this elegant summer fundraiser. We look forward to welcoming an array of influential individuals and connecting them to the mission of UNCF, which is to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of underrepresented students who become highly qualified college graduates.
This event is by invitation only. Contact UNCF Boston for details.
Tickets are $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available.Learn More Register
The event will be attended by business, civic and education leaders in support of UNCF's work in providing Fort Wayne students the resources to get to and through college.
Presented by UNCF Indianapolis.
6 p.m., VIP Reception; 7 p.m. Dinner
Hollywood Casino 200 Georgesville Road
The Columbus UNCF Masked Ball is a premier fundraising gala and a major social event, focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving Ohio students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF's mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college. Presented by UNCF Columbus.
Individual tickets are available for $250.
Formal attire only, please.Learn More
Belle Isle Casino 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit MI
UNCF Detroit announces its 29th Annual Walk for Education
Registration opens soon.
Grab your shoes, start training now, and get your teams together! More details to come.Learn More
Prospect Park Brooklyn, New York
UNCF New York announces its 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run—“We Rise Together.”
This event was created to raise funds for college-bound students to provide them with scholarships and services. UNCF supports 37 historically black colleges and universities and provides scholarships to minority students attending over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country.
Corporate teams, fraternities, sororities, groups, faith-based entities, organizations, HBCU alumni and individuals who participate realize that "A mind is a terrible thing to waste"® and the importance of "giving back."
We have a goal of raising $150,000. It is critical that each participant consider recruiting family and friends to sponsor your walk or run. No amount is too small! Setting and achieving your personal goal will help us reach our goal!
Come out and have fun! There will be activities for everyone: Zumba, mini health fair, entertainment for children and of course, the awards for the runners and participating groups.
10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Westin Charlotte 601 S. College St. Charlotte
Please join UNCF and a host of dignitaries and friends for this Charlotte summer tradition in its 15th year.
HATitude! AND BOW-TIE COMPETITION
Each year, guests anxiously await the highly competitive HATitude! Competition to see who has the “Baddest Hat” in the room. This year, in an effort to attract more men, we will introduce the inaugural Bow-Tie competition to see who has the “Baddest Bow-Tie” in the room. Hats and bow-ties add a touch of flair to the event, so we encourage everyone to participate in these exciting competitions. Silent judging begins at 10 a.m. and ends promptly at 12 p.m., so please arrive early. Presented by UNCF Charlotte.
Also featuring “A Morning Glory Affair" 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Elegant Dining
- HATitude! and Bow Tie Competition
- Before August 26: $125
- After August 26: $150
Registration, 7 a.m.; Walk/Run Begins, 9 a.m.
Burnham Park, Grove 7 South Lake Shore Drive at 39th Street
The 34th UNCF Chicago Walk for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event to support deserving students with the financial assistance needed to reach their goals of going to and through college.
As in previous years, participants can choose to walk, run, bike or skate. Please note that children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult. There are many ways you can participate:
- Create a team and register for the event.
- Register yourself, friends and family for the event.
- Become a team supporter and make a donation to a team or participant.
Help us to reach our fundraising goal of $125,000! We need your support and assistance to reach our fundraising goal and we need your help our walker goal of 1,000.Learn More