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2024 UNCF 80th Anniversary “A Mind Is…”® Ruby Gala – Seattle

Join us as we celebrate 80 years of changing the world! The UNCF A Mind Is… Ruby Gala is a premier fundraising gala and major social event focusing on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves and the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities.

Hosted by generous corporate sponsors, local businesses, professional organizations, and individual supporters. The AMI Gala is an evening of celebration attended by local celebrities, civic leaders, alumni, dignitaries, volunteers, and friends of UNCF.

Celebrating the 80th year of UNCF, this must attend event is filled with fun and excitement, all dedicated to the support of UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for the young men and women we serve and by helping them move to and through college.

We invite you to be a part of the fashion, fun, and glamour by embracing shades of ruby for your attire and help us celebrate this exciting 80th year milestone! (Black tie and ruby shades optional.)


6:00 p.m.


6:45 p.m.

Doors Open

7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Program

Exterior shot of Seattle Convention Center Summit

Seattle Convention Center | The Summit House Building

900 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle |UNCF A Mind is Gala sponsorship levels

As we gear up for this special occasion, we are reaching out to valued members of our community with an invitation to volunteer for the success of UNCF’s “A Mind Is…” Ruby Gala. Your time and commitment will play a crucial role in making this 80th celebration an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

If you’re interested in being part of this historic celebration, please click the link below to explore the areas where we need your help and sign up today! Kindly RSVP for your volunteer role by March 6th.

Signup Volunteer Link

Please note: If you’re also interested in attending the Gala, and having dinner there, please click on the register tab above to purchase tickets. Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a difference. Together, let’s continue building a legacy of educational excellence and empowerment.

UNCF Volunteer Recruitment Team

Cathy Dupe and Ninevah Rudolph Lowery