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“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 Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and around the country?

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

UNCF Walk for Education Chicago:Saturday, September 7, 2024

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2024 Chicago Walk Save The Date

UNCF 80TH Anniversary |Omni Channel

UNCF is turning 80! And here in Chicago, we are hosting our first annual 24-hour radiothon on our anniversary, April 25, 2024.

Tune in to the FM omnichannel, starting at 5 AM CST, to hear from our CEO, Dr. Michael Lomax, celebrities like Evelyn King, Confunkshun and Ray Parker, Jr, UNCF students and more.

Make sure you set your dial (or launch the app), to listen, dance and give – help us get students to and through college!

To donate click here 

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In 2023, UNCF Milwaukee introduced its inaugural class of Masterminds, selected based on their commitment to the community, accomplishments, and dedication to the mission and goals of UNCF. Together, these talented community leaders help to build on a culture of philanthropy to support even more students in achieving their higher education goals.

Meet the Milwaukee Masterminds


Chicago-Supported 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

“A Mind Is…”® Annual Giving Society 

UNCF Chicago Staff