UNCF National Alumni Council


The National Alumni Council (NAC) of UNCF was founded in 1946 by Fisk University alumnus James E. Stamps. Its mission is to support, promote, influence and strengthen historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The foundation of NAC’s mission is a commitment to work with UNCF to ensure that its network of member institutions is a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college. All graduates of UNCF-member colleges and universities are automatically members of the UNCF National Alumni Council.


In support of UNCF and its mission, the NAC will:

  • Increase individual contributors and contributions from alumni to their alma maters.
  • Increase individual contributions to UNCF.
  • Maintain a strong communications network among alumni of UNCF-member schools.
  • Disseminate information of vital importance to the life and well-being of HBCUs.
  • Provide volunteer assistance to local UNCF campaigns through Inter-Alumni Councils and Pre-Alumni Councils.
  • Inform the general public, prospective students and funding sources of the value of HBCU alumni to civic improvement and community progress.
  • Encourage recent graduates to become active members of their respective alumni associations.
  • Develop and pursue other goals relevant to strengthening and expanding the contributions of HBCUs and HBCU alumni.

The NAC serves as the umbrella organization for Inter-Alumni Councils, the National Pre-Alumni Council and National Alumni Associations. Other organizations also subscribe to UNCF’s mission as at-large members.




Meet the National Alumni Council Board of Directors