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UNCF Seattle

“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 Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and around the country?

UNCF Seattle is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Our goal is to be able to provide every local minority student with the funds they need to support their college education and promote awareness of UNCF in the Pacific Northwest.

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

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UNCF Seattle provides support to local students in many ways, including:

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Thank you for participating in the 2019 UNCF College and Career Fair!

Scenes from the 2019 Portland Each One Teach One Fundraising Reception. 


Scenes from the 2019 UNCF Seattle 75th “A Mind is….” Gala


UNCF Leadership Council


  • Chris Bennett, The Seattle Medium Newspaper
  • Ron Bennett, American Pacific Mortgage
  • Dr. Chelsia Berry, Seattle Central College
  • Carmen Best, Seattle Police Department Headquarters
  • Dr. Al Black, University of Washington Professor (retired)
  • Nicole L. Black, Esq., CMS Seattle Regional Office
  • Sarita Carter, Seattle Seahawks
  • Dwane Chappell, City of Seattle
  • Bill Dickens Sr., Tacoma Public Utilities
  • Charlene Francisco
  • Kercedric Holley-Bell, U.S. Bank
  • Mele M. Hunter, Key Private Bank
  • Shaunta Hyde, Alaska Airlines
  • Chris Michael Garrett, AXA
  • Carl Gipson, AT&T
  • Barry Jennings, Microsoft
  • Nina Jennings, Amazon
  • John Leach, Owner, LaserWriting (Retired)
  • Anthony Metoyer, Boeing
  • Nate Miles, Lilly
  • Eric Pettigrew, Representative, 37th Legislative District
  • Dr. Skip Rowland, Bannercross
  • Debra Smiley, Laird Norton Wealth Management
  • Lisa Smith 
  • Anthony Shoecraft, City of Seattle
  • Dr. George Wallerstein, University of Washington
  • Jaliya Washington, UNCF
  • Ruby Wells, Vulcan Inc.
  • Marvin White, Aptevo Therapeutics
  • Adonis Williams, Portfolio Project


  • Tamara Brown, Heritage Bank NW
  • Domonique Debnam, Nike
  • Joy Fowler, Umpqua Bank
  • Vicki Guinn, MS, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
  • Michelle Harper, Portland Parks and Recreation (Retired)
  • Sheila Holden, Pacific Power
  • Mimi Hunter, Nike
  • Keyanus Jacobo, Nike
  • Shauncey Mashia, Jordan Brand
  • Kelly L. Michael, Kaiser Permanente
  • Larry Miller, Jordan Brand
  • Michael Montgomery, U.S. Bank
  • Mira Moore, Business Consultant
  • April Murphy,City of Portland
  • Shelia Searight, Intel
  • Patricia Simpson, Nike
  • Jesse Welch, Retired


  • Vonnie Gaither, Community Volunteer, Retired
  • Johnny Gibbons, Dickerson and Gibbons Inc.
  • Dr. William Green, Pastor, Eagle River Missionary Baptist Church
  • Ruth McConnell, Community Volunteer
  • Marva Watson, Director of Diversity, University of Alaska Anchorage

UNCF Seattle Staff