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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 southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and around the country?

UNCF Los Angeles is here to help you send a student to college and turn their life around.

Our HBCUs and our students are reeling from the effects of the COVID outbreak

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Is a student in your life looking for scholarships? Search over 10,000 scholarships at

Are you interested in sending students to college by creating an area scholarship of your own? Contact Jennifer Childress at 213.369.3800.

UNCF Makes a Difference in Your Area

See how your contributions help students in your area

  • $25 helps a student pay for the  expenses that add up quickly, such as tech and other school supplies
  • $75 can help to cover those extra fees, like student life, lab fees and other matriculation fees
  • $1,000 can help a student purchase books for a year
  • $2,500 can help cover room and board for a semester
  • $5,000 can help a student pay for a semester’s full tuition

Related News


 For the past nine years, the annual UNCF Los Angeles Mayor’s Masked Ball has brought together more than 500 local leaders, educators, students and advocates to celebrate those who have committed to making an impact on HBCUs, scholarship and minority education. Out of consideration for the health, safety and well-being of our attendees and participants and the rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to postpone this year’s event.  

We thank our host, partners, sponsors, guests, and honoree for their understanding and we look forward to sharing the new date soon. 

In the meantime, for guest and sponsor questions, please email

For press questions, please email

United Negro College Fund Helps USC Student Achieve Higher-Education Dreams
Daniel Million has been able to pursue his dream of studying neuroscience at USC thanks to a timely scholarship offer from the United Negro College Fund. Danielle Gersh with CBS Los Angeles reports.


UNCF Los Angeles Leadership Council

Arnold Hackett, Xerox (retired)

Vice Chair
Rhonda Bolton, Consultant


  • A. Ronald Berryman, Berryman & Company
  • James Colon,Toyota Motor Sales, USA (retired)
  • Charles Franklin, American Honda Motor Co.
  • Faye W. McClure, Urban Advantage
  • Debbie Pattillo, DP Consultant
  • Rev. Welton Pleasant, California State Baptist Convention, Christ Second Baptist Church
  • Luther Williams, Los Angeles UNCF Inter-Alumni Council
  • Rashaun Williams, Manhattan Venture Partners

UNCF Los Angeles Staff