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Ohio, Kentucky 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


News and Events

Dayton Scholarship Breakfast Postponed (3/11/20)

Due to the increasing declarations and guidance regarding the coronavirus, we have made the decision to postpone the UNCF Breakfast in Dayton, scheduled for March 30. A new date will be announced as soon as it has been selected.

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Mayor Ginther Speaks with UNCF before Columbus Mayor’s Luncheon on Feb 14


Headshot of Joyce BeattyCong. Joyce Beatty Supports UNCF’s FUTURE Act Efforts

Click here to read the letter from Beatty.

UNCF has allowed me to become my own architect, and to write my own narrative—a narrative that is often pigeon-holed by the negative stereotypes of today's society.

UNCF Gates Millennium Scholar, Morehouse College Graduate

Nathan Harris UNCF Gates Millennium Scholar, Morehouse College Graduate

UNCF Columbus Staff