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UNCF Atlanta

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and around the country?

UNCF Atlanta is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

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News and Events

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Synovus Contributes $1M to UNCF, Names Scholarship to Honor Rep. Calvin Smyre

Synovus recently announced a $1 million contribution to UNCF for the establishment of The Synovus/Calvin Smyre Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide scholarships for African American students to attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other institutions of higher education in Synovus’ five-state footprint. >>Read More


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Honoree Jermaine Dupri

UNCF Atlanta’s Mayor’s Masked Ball Breaks 2018 Record, Raising Over $1.4 Million for HBCUs and Deserving Area Students

Sold-out affair brought the Who’s Who of Atlanta, raising more than $190,000 alone during the Fund the Mission Appeal

The 36th Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball exceeded its own record-breaking fundraising of 2018 by bringing in more than $1.4 million during the 2019 event. Florida A&M University alumnae Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hosted her second Ball for UNCF-member institutions. The sold-out signature fundraising event had more than 1,300 attendees… >>Read More

Scenes from the 2019 Mayor’s Masked Ball


Atlanta-Supported States’ HBCUs Punch Above their Weight

The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at


Call to Commitment Faith Leaders Breakfast, conducted Oct. 27, 2016, recognized Atlanta-area faith leaders in our campaign, program participants, volunteers, and the many donors who help make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you for your continued support and for remembering…”A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”

2015-2016 Atlanta-Area Church Donors


New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church


Ben Hill United Methodist Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Ray of Hope Christian Church


Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church
Berean Christian Church
The Cathedral of Saint Phillip
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church


Christians For Change Baptist Church
Community Church of God
Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Lindsay Street Baptist Church

Did you know?

UNCF Atlanta serves 13 UNCF-member institutions in three states:


South Carolina


From annual fundraising campaigns to signature galas like the Mayor’s Masked Balls that are held in Atlanta, GA, Florence, SC, and other cities around the country, we work hard to help UNCF achieve its mission of building a nationally recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, with UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.

UNCF Atlanta Staff