Skyline of city of New York

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.

Regional Events


Scenes from the 2020 Virtual Walk for Education



UNCF New York Leadership Council

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

Lisa Coleman
Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

Aubrey Dasque
Digital Marketing Manager

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
Senior Compliance Manager

Kim Godwin
ABC News

Reginald Goins
President & Chief Operating Officer
Bottling Companies in NY, NJ, DE, PA, MD, VA and DC

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

Sol Gindi
Chief Financial Officer
Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management

Greg Hybl
Senior Vice President
Enterprise Strategic Partnerships
American Express

Myrdith Leon-McCormack
Editorial Director
World Bride Magazine

Kayla McCollum
Asset Management Associate
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

UNCF New York Staff

The status and the money that I have been blessed with in this life…is so I can reach back and help some other black children who are just like me. That’s the story of UNCF—you reach back.

Cathy Hughes , Founder and Chair, Radio One, and UNCF Keeper of the Flame awardee