UNCF raises money through events across the country to support its mission, while at the same time raising awareness among its constituents.
2020 Mayor’s Luncheon – Columbus
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
COSI 333 W. Broad St., Columbus
Network with area leaders and help area students get to and through college.Learn More
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Reunion Ballroom, 300 Reunion Blvd.
The 2020 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball will be the signature black-tie social event of the year and the only ball for education for minority students in Dallas! Hosted by Dallas’ very own Mayor Eric Johnson, civic leaders, corporate sponsors, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in America’s future by getting students to and through college.
- VIP Pre-Ball Reception
- Elegant Dinner
- Live Entertainment
Formal attire and mask, please.
Want to keep the party going? Join us at the annual MASK OFF After-party!
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 10:00 p.m.
Music by DJ ASAP
Hosted by Jazze with 97.9 The Beat and UNCF’s Young Professionals
$30 per person, formal attire, please
For more information, contact UNCF Dallas.Learn More Tickets
Reception 5:30 p.m.; Event 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Downtown Seattle 808 Howell St. 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.
- 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.Learn More Tickets
Tampa Marriott Westshore 1001 N. Westshore Blvd.
Join UNCF at the 14th annual Black History Month Luncheon as they help Tampa-area students reach their educational goals. Thanks to the residents and friends of Hillsborough County, last year’s event raised more than $60,000 for local students. Joins us and help us do even better in 2019.
The event’s keynote speaker is retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut Winston E. Scott.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Presented by UNCF Orlando.Learn More Tickets
6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 2660 Woodley Wood NW, 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.Learn More Info Contact
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Skopelos at New World 600 S Palafox St., Pensacola
Join Pensacola’s leaders at the 7th annual UNCF Pensacola Chairman’s Luncheon. Net proceeds from this fundraising event will support UNCF’s education mission and help break the financial barriers that prevent so many talented students from earning a college degree. Presented by UNCF Orlando.Learn More
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