COVID-19: Our Response

Dear UNCF Friend,

First and foremost, I hope you and your family are well. COVID-19 is impacting our country in an unprecedented way, and the safety and well-being of our employees, our member institutions and the students we serve is UNCF’s top priority.

UNCF offices are currently physically closed, with employees teleworking until it is safe to return to work; we will reassess that status based on federal government guidelines. Further, we have also postponed our upcoming local fundraising events for the remainder of the month and next as public health and safety must take priority right now.

For 76 years, UNCF has helped more than half a million students graduate from college, and UNCF is rapidly preparing to help address the critical emergency needs of our students and HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities).

Foundational HBCU legacies and dreams of a college education and brighter future must not be washed away by such turbulent times, and we are laser focused on our work ahead. While UNCF, HBCUs and our students are in uncharted waters, we will persevere together with our partners, foundations, corporations and other generous individuals, like you, who make our work possible and believe so strongly in our mission.

Stay safe, stay passionate, and stay engaged with us. Please follow us on social media @UNCF, #UNCF or via for critical information and updates about how you can support HBCUs and deserving students during this time of great need. Because a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.®

Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D.
President and CEO