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UNCF Newark

“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 New Jersey and around the country?

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



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EMT flyerNew Jersey Students:  Join us for our virtual Empower Me Tour!

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, 2020
The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT) was created to empower a movement among young people, motivating them toward academic excellence, personal responsibility and fiscal health through relevant program content and community engagement. UNCF and education professionals visit participating college campuses and present workshops and guidance to students who wish to get a head-start on their college and career planning.
Register here for the Virtual Platform
Apply for the Merit Scholarship by Nov. 11.



Did You Know?UNCF NJ Scholarship Impact Infographic

  • 9 out of every 10 applications are denied due to lack of financial resources.
  • A $5,000 scholarship dramatically increases UNCF recipients’ rate of retention and likelihood of graduation.
  • Your donation helps area students achieve their goals.

Related News


 New York Rag Celebrates UNCF Newark’s Masked Ball

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF),  held their annual Masked Ball on Friday, June 7th at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey. It was an evening of dignitaries, former NFL players, and philanthropist supporters who came together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the UNCF. >> Read More


New Jersey Masked Ball/75th Anniversary Featured in Diversity In Action Magazine

UNCF Annual 75th Anniversary Masked Ball Newspaper Clipping

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Investors Foundation Makes Donation to UNCF NJ Area Office

The organization made the first part of its Leadership Sponsorship of $25,000 in support of Masked Ball Honoree Kevin Cummings, CEO  of Investors Bank. Investors Foundation presents ADD, UNCF Newark’s Area Development Director Ngozi Emenyeonu  accepted the $15,000 check in support of the 7th Annual Masked Ball, which was held June 7.

Scenes from the annual Princeton Committee Scholarship Luncheon, held March 9.

Established 18 years ago, the Princeton Committee of UNCF is an all-volunteer committee that raises funds to provide assistance to deserving bright and talented young men and women from the Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex Counties to ensure their access to higher education that otherwise might not be available or limited due to financial constraints. Since the committee began presenting scholarships in 2005, it has granted over $400,000 in scholarships to 21 students. Proceeds from this event provide scholarships for qualifying students from Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex counties.

UNCF Newark 2017-18 Leadership Council

  • Vaughn L. McKoy, co-chair, 2010-current; managing director and vice president, PSEG Long Island
  • Joyce Dudley, co-chair, 2010-current; president and principal, Dudley Hamilton Associates
  • Eugene Anderson, 2015-current; senior director for industry relations and external affairs, SUEZ
  • Rev. Kenneth Clayton, 2013-current; pastor, St. Luke Baptist Church
  • Lissa Jean Ferrell, Esq., 2014-current; LJF Consulting, LLC
  • Tyretta Meadows, 2015-current; senior manager for the Lean Center of Excellence, TD Ameritrade
  • Tammeisha Smith, 2012-current; president and CEO, Dunbar Center, Inc.
  • Dr. Avery Ince, 2020; US Scientific & Medical Affairs Strategy Lead, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Recia Howard, 2020; Director, Programs for Parents
  • Dele Oladapo, 2020; CIO Corporate Functions, Prudential Financial, Global Technology
  • Eric Kahn, 2019-current; Managing Shareholder, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins

UNCF Newark Staff

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We have been afforded the opportunity to ensure that UNCF is positioned to continue its role as a sustaining force in the lives of those who wish to attend college, but do not have the means to do so. It is incumbent upon us to continue to invest in them.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)