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UNCF Columbus

“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 southern and central Ohio, Kentucky and around the country.

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

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Buckeye Legend Clark Kellogg Supporting UNCF Walk for Education Event

“I’m a huge proponent of education and the United Negro College Fund is all about providing access to education,” said Kellogg. “Primarily, to those that need assistance to get to college… When you think about the walk for education, it’s about empowering young people through education. For citizenship, for successful careers and for service in their community.” >>Read more



Regional Events

Attend a Luncheon and Help Area Students

Columbus and Cleveland area residents can network and make a big difference in the lives of Ohio students. Attend the Cleveland Mayor’s Luncheon on February 3, or the Columbus Mayor’s Luncheon on February 17. Bring your colleges and make local connections, while doing good for area students in need.

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How does the UNCF Columbus help students in Central Ohio?

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Video from Channel 6 news about UNCF walk


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


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Regional and National News


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

Click here to read the letter from Beatty.

UNCF Columbus Staff