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2022 UNCF Gala Noir: Excellence In Bloom – Washington, DC

Gala Noir will target and honor young professionals and rising leaders. The goal of the campaign and event is to develop, cultivate and engage a new donor pipeline to support the long-term sustainability of the organization. Gala Noir is a formal cocktail reception featuring the Torch Awards to be held in Washington, DC annually.

The Torch Awards will recognize and honor three young professionals making a positive impact in urban communities in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, art, and advocacy work.

Host Committee

The Gathering Spot

Chris Clayton

Askale Davis

Sharnikya Howard

Patrice Hunter

Donte Jiggetts

Gabrielle Johnson

Stacey Lee

Leroy Nix

Derron Parks

Kevin Peterman

Karla Stevenson

Marquis Thorpe

Kyle Yeldell


Presented by UNCF Washington.

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