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UNCF Richmond is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. UNCF Richmond focuses on promoting the mission of the UNCF, its donors and friends—its constituent base.

Our HBCUs and our students are reeling from the effects of the COVID outbreak

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Richmond-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

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UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Impact at Inaugural Virginia Governor’s Luncheon

To help mark its 75 years of work, UNCF hosted the inaugural Virginia Governor’s Luncheon April 29. Nearly 200 faith and educations leaders came out to support UNCF, including the host, Gov. Ralph Northam; state Sen. Rosalyn Dance, Petersburg Mayor Samuel Parham and Richmond City Manager Aretha Benavides. City and government officials representing Chesterfield County, Henrico County and the cities of Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond were also in attendance. >> Read More

A message from the 2019 Keeper of the Flame Award Recipient, Dr. Billy K. Cannaday


The keynote address was given by Johnathan M. Holifield, Executive Director, White House Initiative on HBCUs, White House Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President, U.S. Department of Education.







From Left: Fred Mitchell, UNCF VP, Dev., Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Div.; honoree Frank Hinckle, Dominion Energy; Gov. Northam; Robin Byrd, UNCF Regional Dev. Dir.; Dr. Hakim Lukas, Pres., Virginia Union Univ.; Maurice Jenkins, UNCF Exec. VP/CDO






Scenes from the 2018 UNCF Richmond Pitch for Education

Richmond Leadership Council:

  • Frank Hinckle, Dominion Energy
  • Jeanita Harris, The Jefferson Hotel
  • Kimberly Conley, Chesterfield County Administration
  • Olivier Faye, City of Richmond
  • Reggie Roland, Global Achievement Partnership
  • William Johnson, City Manager, Emporia

UNCF Donor Roll

Thanks to our generous supporters, who help us help Virginia students.

Click to see the 2018 Donor Roll


UNCF Richmond Staff