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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 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.


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Your gifts during Giving Tuesday Now were greatly appreciated. If you missed the day, simply  click UNCF.org/FortLauderdaleGive.


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Did you know?

There are three UNCF-member institutions in Florida—among the state’s oldest higher education institutions:


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.

 


Related News and Events

Christmas Came Early at UNCF Leader’s Luncheon in Ft. Lauderdaleft lauderdale gift presentation

On December 13, 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

UNCF Fort Lauderdale Staff