UNCF Philadelphia

“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 Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, southern New Jersey and around the country?

UNCF Philadelphia is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. UNCF Philadelphia partners with corporations, foundations, small business, government and individuals to raise scholarship funds for deserving students who reside in this community, who otherwise would not be able to go to and through college.

Philadelphia-Supported 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.


2019 Philadelphia UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

Cheyney University President Dr. Aaron Walton speaks at the 2019 Philadelphia UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball.

Cheyney, Lincoln Universities Receive Awards from UNCF

UNCF recently announced that it has awarded Cheyney University and Lincoln University, two of the nation’s oldest historically black universities, $30,000 each in unrestricted cash and additional $30,000 to provide scholarship support to help close out their fiscal years.

“We’re thankful for this partnership with UNCF and Cheyney University because these funds provide much-needed scholarships that benefit Lincoln University students in need,” Lincoln President Brenda Allen said in a statement. >>Read More


Scenes from the 2019 Philadelphia Mayor’s Masked Ball


“A Mind Is…”® Annual Giving Society 

UNCF Philadelphia Staff