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2022 UNCF Returning to Our Roots Gospel Brunch – New York

The Returning to Our Roots Gospel Brunch celebrates churches, pastors, and their congregations that have a tradition of supporting UNCF, its member historically Black colleges and universities, and students. This year we are honoring the first woman president of New York Theological Seminary, The Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, a Spelman College graduate and Executive Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church, which is a long-standing supporter of UNCF and HBCU colleges.

The UNCF Faith Initiatives Committee invites you to feed your body and soul as we join in fellowship to recognize faith leaders and community advocates who have shown their belief in and support for UNCF’s mission, expressed through our motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”®

Funds raised will support UNCF’s member schools and its important work to advance educational and career opportunities for young people of color.

Presented by UNCF New York.

$10,000 Generous Advocate 

  • Listing as a “Generous Advocate” Sponsor on all marketing and promotional materials
  • Official meet and greet with photo opportunities with keynote speaker and honorees
  • Opportunity for logo or placement on Welcome signage
  • 24”x36” signage placed inside the venue
  • Opportunity for senior leadership to bring 1–2-minute remarks during the program
  • Recognition on all UNCF New York office social media outlets before, during, and after brunch
  • Seating for up to 20 guests

$5,000 Devoted Partner 

  • Listing as a “Devoted Partner” Sponsor on all marketing and promotional materials
  • Official meet and greet with photo opportunities with keynote speaker and honorees
  • 24”x36” signage placed inside the venue
  • Recognition on all UNCF New York office social media outlets before, during, and after brunch
  • Seating for up to 20 guests

Cheerful Giver – $2,500

  • Listing as a “Cheerful Giver” Sponsor on all marketing and promotional materials
  • Recognition on all UNCF New York office social media outlets before, during, and after brunch
  • Seating for up to 10 guests

Faithful Friend – $1,500

  • Listing as a “Faithful Friend” Sponsor on all marketing and promotional materials
  • Seating for up to 10 guests

Individual Tickets – $100