Northeast Florida Celebrates UNCF Week
The Northeast Florida (NEFL) UNCF Council, serving through UNCF Fort Lauderdale, is launching a week of activities designed to excite the northeast Florida community to support students and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Now more than ever, high- performing students are challenged financially, causing some to give up on their dreams of higher education. UNCF is dedicated to raising funds to increase scholarships and support HBCU institutions, including Jacksonville’s local UNCF-member institution, Edward Waters College.
UNCF Week offers you a selection of actions and events you can enjoy as you support UNCF and its mission. Whatever events you choose, be sure to join us in celebration at our Virtual Breakfast Thursday morning March 11.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, March 7 – UNCF Sunday
UNCF Sunday is an annual UNCF tradition, where churches across Northeast Florida learn about the work we do and pledge support of scholarships for local students. Any church large or small can participate in this worthwhile event. Visit UNCF.org/FaithCampaign for information and ways to help.
Monday, March 8 – Student Spotlight
We will start the work week by focusing on the stories and successes of UNCF’s primary goal—educating future leaders and supporting HBCUs. We will learn and engage interviews and stories highlighting UNCF scholarship recipients and our local member institution Edward Waters College.
Tuesday, March 9 – Virtual Scholarship Forum
Presented by Wells Fargo, our biannual scholarship forum continues the focus on students, predominantly high school juniors, seniors and their parents, as we help drive conversations and strategies around financial literacy, scholarship opportunities and achieving educational goals.
Wednesday, March 10 – Workplace Wednesday
Across Northeast Florida, many companies participate in workplace giving, jeans days, pin days or other fun company-driven events that help fund our mission. Join in and run your own day of giving,and join us as we celebrate all those companies that help fund a future. Visit UNCF.org/Workplace for information and ideas.
Thursday, March 11 –2021 Northeast Florida Leader’s Virtual Breakfast
A twist on our annual luncheon, we gather to focus our spotlight on local community educational champions and to highlight the work we are doing across Northeast Florida. There is no fee to participate and we encourage everyone to join us virtually. Visit UNCF.org/JacksonvilleBreakfast for details.