Why Volunteer for UNCF

Volunteers play an important role in helping UNCF achieve its mission. Here are what a few of our many volunteers have to say about their experiences.  




Harry B. Hutchison
Former Vice President,  Customer Service Operations, Southern California Edison
Former Chair, Los Angeles Area UNCF Leadership Council

“I believe in our youth, and I know they will be our future leaders. To give them the opportunity to go to college and eventually contribute to their communities and businesses is what makes my work on the UNCF Leadership Council so rewarding.”


Holly Montalbano
Former Vice President, External Affairs, ARAMARK
Former Member, Houston Area UNCF Leadership Council

“I believe in the value of a quality education, and there is nothing more important than an investment in a college degree. It is vital to the continued stability and growth of America’s economy and the future leadership of our country. UNCF has helped thousands of students achieve the first leg of the ‘American Dream’ regardless of gender or ethnicity, and I am proud to support its work.”


Thomas J. Flocco
Former President and CEO, Beam Global Spirits and Wine
Member, Chicago Area UNCF Leadership Council

“Growing up in a family of educators, I have witnessed the opportunities to improve one’s life that are available to those with a degree. UNCF creates these opportunities every day for young people in need, opening doors that would otherwise be closed. At the same time, UNCF builds tomorrow’s leaders who will help communities and companies prosper for years to come. For these reasons, I have been involved with UNCF for over 20 years and look forward to another 20 years of helping young people help themselves.”