“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 Northern Florida and around the country?
UNCF Orlando is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.
UNCF Orlando provides support to local students in many ways, including:
- Local Community Forums 2021-22 students impacted: Over 300 students
- Publix Super Markets Charities Scholarship recipients 2021-22: 30 students
- Local students attending UNCF-member institutions: 235 students
Did you know? There are three UNCF-member institutions in Florida—among the state’s oldest higher education institutions:
- Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, the oldest historically black college in Florida
- Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens
- Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach
Why your support is important
I Am Your Dividend: Orlando-Area Student Kalese Justice Tells Her Story
“I am where I am today because of UNCF. UNCF’s support has reassured me that I am not only the product of my past, but the hope of my future.”
UNCF Jacksonville and Edward Waters University hosts Inaugural Mayor’s Masked Ball raising Vital Funds to Support HBCUs and Students
The inaugural Mayor’s Masked Ball supporting Edward Waters University was a smashing success, held at the Prime Osborn on Friday, March 18, 2022, and emceed by ActionNews Jax’s Courtney Cole. The event raised nearly $500,000 and featured various speakers, a presentation of the Champion of Education Award to Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, and entertainment by the Hamiltones.
Participants included Mayor Lenny Curry; Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., CEO and president, Edward Waters University; Maurice Jenkins, chief development officer, UNCF; and several other donors and supporters. One highlight of the evening was the impassioned speeches from Edward Waters University students Brianna Pendergrass and Davon Davis. >>>READ MORE
A little each payday adds up to a lot of student support. Join the thousands of employees and employers who are using workplace giving to make a difference.
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 UNCF.org/PATW.