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UNCF New York

“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 York and around the country?

UNCF New York is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Located in Manhattan, UNCF New York unites individuals, institutions, supporters and volunteers from all corners of the Empire State to help all people succeed in education and the workplace. From raising scholarship dollars and unrestricted funds, to raising college awareness and preparedness, our staff and volunteers are eager to engage.

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Empowering Students through HBCU Exposure

UNCF New York’s recent participation in two dynamic HBCU College Fairs, embodying UNCF-NY’s vision for 2024. Together, we’re creating pathways for New York City students to thrive and excel in their educational journey.

2023 UNCF New York Walk for Education

2023 UNCF New York Returning to Our Roots Gospel Brunch

2023 HBCU Breakfast for New York City School Counselors

UNCF New York Leadership Council

Brianna Avery
Director of College
DREAM Charter High School

Mickey Carter
Executive Vice President, U.S. Networks Distribution

Lisa Coleman
Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

Aaron Conway
Head of Global Social Partnerships and Philanthropy
Ralph Lauren Corporation

Aubrey Dasque

Sujin Dolan
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Business Transformation
AMC Networks

Betina Dowdell
Head of Sales for UHNW, Wealth Management USA

Dave Frederick
Head of Americas Investment Compliance

Sol Gindi
Head of Wells Fargo Advisors
Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management

Kim Godwin
ABC News

Reginald Goins
President & Chief Operating Officer
The Honickman Companies of NY, NJ, DE, PA, MD, VA & DC

Derek Gordon
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
The Colgate-Palmolive Company

Rasanah Goss
Head of Diversity Recruiting Strategy & Partnerships (SVP)

André McNeil
Vice President, Private Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs

Dr. Nicole Melander
Vice President, Education and Adoption Services

Reverend Rashad Moore
First Baptist Church of Crown Heights

Michael Owens
Managing Director
Columbia Investment Management Company

Tony Signore
CEO and Managing Partner

“A Mind Is…”® Annual Giving Society 

UNCF New York Staff

Because people held doors open for me, I am determined to hold doors open for others. Because people gave me a chance, I am determined to give others a chance. And because people invested in me, I am committed to investing in others.

Kim Godwin , President, ABC News, and UNCF Leadership Award Recipient