Donor Stories: Marcia L. Halvorsen

Who donates to UNCF? People just like you who are looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. People like Dr. Wendell H. Joice, Charlotte O’Neal, Margie Verbal and thousands of others, all of whom believe in the importance of education. Learn more about them and the reasons they give to UNCF and the students and HBCUs we help support.

Marcia L. Halvorsen, Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Economics, University of Redlands
“While a member of the faculty of Spelman College from 1964-75, I established its first major program in economics and directed three IBM-UNCF Summer Institutes for Teachers of Economics. In 1970, a UNCF fellowship grant helped me complete my doctoral degree. Its comprehensive mission makes UNCF a terrific model of an educational support organization.”

Recently, the Marcia L. Halvorsen Faculty Development Fund has been established at UNCF. “It gives me deep satisfaction to support the work of UNCF.”
UNCF Masked Award Honoree Dr. Halverson shared her powerful story at the 2016 UNCF Twin Cities Masked Ball