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2024 National Alumni and Pre-Alumni Councils Leadership Conference – Jacksonville

If you want to connect with more than 500 students, faculty, leaders in the HBCU community, funding experts, sponsors, alumni, and member institutions of the country’s largest and most effective African American education organization—UNCF— this is your opportunity.  The UNCF Leadership Conference, a combination of the 77th National Alumni Council (NAC) and the 65th National Pre-Alumni Council (NPAC), is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key decision makers and engage students who are on the path to leadership.  Your involvement in this conference is an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to education now and in the future.

This exciting three-day conference provides interactive and energizing workshops and industry speakers exploring the best and most promising practices relevant to students, alumni and UNCF member HBCUs.


  • Welcome Reception/Tailgate Party (Thursday evening)
  • Leadership Breakfast/Business Session I (Friday)
  • Empower Me Tour Presentations (Friday)
  • Career Fair (Friday)
  • Alumni Summit (Friday)
  • UNCF Legacy Gala (Friday)
  • Miss National UNCF Coronation (Saturday)
  • Relevant Workshops/National presenters and speakers

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Thursday, February 22, 2024
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These prestigious alumni awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to their alma mater, their community and/or UNCF. Each school submits the name of one alumnus for the Hall of Honor (Outstanding Alumni Award) and one alumnus for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

These awards will be presented during UNCF NAC Legacy Gala, Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront.

2024 NAC Conference: Outstanding Alumnus Form

2024 NAC Conference: Outstanding Young Alumnus Form

Presented by the UNCF National Alumni Council.

Friday, February 23
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

One-Day Alumni Summit

$125 attendance fee, includes lunch, Career Fair and Friday afternoon workshops

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

EMT Lunch

$80 attendance fee

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Legacy VIP Reception

$50 attendance fee

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Legacy Gala

$150/$200 attendance fee

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Gala Ball

$50 attendance fee

Saturday, February 24
7:00 PM

Miss National UNCF Coronation

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville is offering a special group rate of $149.00 per night.

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront requires that you secure your reservation for arrival after 4p.m. with a major credit card.  Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival.  Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2024.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Click here to book your group rate for UNCF Leadership Conference 

The Vendors Market provides custom goods and products as well as unique one-of-a-kind items that are culturally relevant and have a certain appeal to the conferees.  Some of these entrepreneurs have been with the conference for several years and offer a wide array of products from jewelry to t-shirts to Divine 9 paraphernalia to religious emblems and artifacts.

Vendor Market Form

Sponsors are asked to register the corporate guests that will be in attendance at various events of the Conference. This registration will confirm participation in the activities of the Conference.  Badges and/or tickets will be required for admittance to all activities.

Sponsor Registration Form

Full-page ads are available for purchase. UNCF will place each personalized message in the Legacy Gala Program book on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Legacy Gala Advertisement Form

The Career Fair offers an opportunity to interact with a diverse population of over 300 students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are enthusiastically looking forward to entering graduate school or the corporate community. This Career Fair opens doors of opportunity for students as well as alumni from the Jacksonville community to explore graduate school options and career choices.

AlixPartners, American Express, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Hyatt, Paul Mitchell Schools, Toyota, Walton Family Foundation, and Wells Fargo are among our 2024 corporate sponsors.

Career Fair Registration Form

This conference aims to change the narrative of HBCUs across the nation by equipping minority students with the information and access to resources necessary to transition from college to graduate schools and ultimately into the workforce.

Among the workshop topics for students and alumni are career readiness, financial literacy, alumni engagement, and leadership skills. Special workshops for alumni and college presidents to share strategies are also included.

President Attendance Form

Registration of Delegates:  All attendees must be registered in order participate in the activities of the conference. Only electronic payments will be accepted. We will no longer accept paper checks.

General Information Sheet