UNCF to host Inaugural Milwaukee Mayor's Masked Ball

More than 300 expected to attend fundraising event March 12


Media Contact:
Cynetra McMillian
UNCF Communications


MILWAUKEE—More than 300 business, civic and education leaders from across Wisconsin are expected to attend the inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball in Milwaukee on March 12. The event, hosted by the Chicago area office of UNCF and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, will help provide Milwaukee students the resources to get to and through college.

“The commitment of Mayor Barrett in investing in better futures is commendable,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF president and CEO. “UNCF is proud of this new partnership that raises awareness and brings us together with stakeholders whose commitment is critical in our work in supporting students to make it to and through college.”

Charles and Cheryl Harvey will be recognized with the first UNCF Masked Award in Milwaukee for their dedication and support of UNCF’s work.

Melinda Davenport, WISN 12 co-anchor, will be mistress of ceremonies at the ball, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It will feature a live auction, elegant dining and dancing.

This year’s event is made possible by sponsors including Johnson Controls, Inc., Rockwell Automation, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Associated Bank, Aurora Health Care, BMO Harris Bank, Brewers Community Foundation, Ralph Evinrude Foundation and Goodwill Center for Work and Training-Southwest campus.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit UNCF.org/milwaukeemayorsmaskedball.


About UNCF
UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.