UNCF Fort Lauderdale
“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 South Florida and around the country?
UNCF Fort Lauderdale is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.
Fort Lauderdale: Don’t miss UNCF’s most fun event–the 2021 UNCF Virtual Walk for Education, Saturday, Sept. 18!
Visit UNCF.org/SouthFloridaWalk for information and to register.
Did you know?
There are three UNCF-member institutions in Florida—among the state’s oldest higher education institutions:
- Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, the oldest historically black college in Florida
- Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens
- Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach
Ft. Lauderdale-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 UNCF.org/PATW.
On December 13, 2019, after delivering a genuinely moving and distinctly patriotic keynote address at the 19th annual UNCF Leader’s Luncheon in Ft. Lauderdale, UNCF supporter Mr. Vincent Viola played the role of Santa Claus and announced a $500,000 donation to UNCF (United Negro College Fund). Overall, the event raised nearly $650,000 including sponsorships and donations from approximately 300 business, civic and community influencers in attendance, including master of ceremonies, Calvin Hughes, anchor, WPLG-TV. Vincent J. Viola is the Chairman, Owner and Governor of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BB&T Center, and SSE’s additional operating entities. >>Read More
South Florida/Fort Lauderdale Leadership Council
- Thaddeus “Thad” Hamilton (Chair)
- Shirley D. Baker
- Mitchell Ceasar
- Dr. Hervé Damas
- Daphne A. Dilbert
- Sandy Dorsainvil
- Troy Drayton
- Ken Frazier
- George Gadson
- David Greenberg
- Marc T. Henderson
- Mireille Louis Charles
- Mignon Terése Marshall
- Gregory L. Murphy, Jr.
- Dr. Stacey J. Oddman
- Wendell H. Paris, Jr.
- Mike D. Payne
- Shelia Powell-Cohen
- T. Carlton Williams
- Dr. Rozalia Williams
- Cory Witherspoon
UNCF Fort Lauderdale Staff