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Regional Events

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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


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

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

UNCF Fort Lauderdale Staff