UNCF Washington

“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 the District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern Virginia and around the country?

UNCF Washington is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

Northern Virginia. Baltimore. Montgomery County. Prince George’s County. The District of Columbia. The UNCF Washington area office is out in those communities making a difference. Each year, generous corporations, foundations, organizations and hundreds of everyday folks from the community help our students recognize their dreams of a college education.

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Did you know?

  • The students UNCF traditionally serves are from low- to moderate-income families and are often the first in their family to attend college.  More than 50 percent of our scholars come from families with incomes under $30,000 per year.
  • Prince George’s County, MD, is the site of the first Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Breakfast hosted by UNCF—a celebration started in 1983, well before the holiday was nationally recognized.
  • Northern Virginia boasts some of our strongest supporters from the faith community, led by Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria.

Washington, DC-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.

UNCF’s National “A Mind Is …”® Gala Raises more than $1 million to Support HBCUs and their Students

Event leaders at the 2023 DC AMI gala onstage

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole accepting UNCF President’s Award from Dr. Michael L. Lomax (l) and UNCF Board Chairman Milton H. Jones, Jr.,(r) and joined on stage by UNCF-Member Presidents.

UNCF’s prestigious National “A Mind Is …”® Gala convened March 2 in the nation’s capital was a night to remember, raising more than $1 million to support UNCF-member institutions, other HBCUs and students of color to go to and through college.

More than 500 guests, including several UNCF board members, member presidents and alumni from UNCF’s 37 member institutions were in attendance. Legacy sponsors of the gala were Chevron and ExxonMobil. >>Read More 

DMV Leadership Council

“A Mind Is…”® Annual Giving Society 

DC Office Staff