Special Black History Celebration in Boston Salutes UNCF and HBCUs

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey hosted a special Black History Month program on Feb. 14 to recognize UNCF and its work to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the students they serve and HBCU alumni.

“Black History is America’s History,” said Healey, who held the event within 90 days of her election as governor.

Healy was joined by Rep. Russell Holmes and Fidelity Investments Head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations Pam Everhart at the State House to celebrate Black History Month, the vital role of HBCUs and their alumni in moving our nation forward.

A large gathering of attendees posed as a group in front of a regal staircase“We know that we stand on the shoulders of the great men and women who came before us. We must also acknowledge that Black history is written here in the Commonwealth every single day,” said Ron Walker, UNCF New England.

In her remarks, Everhart described Fidelity Investments partnership with UNCF to create the Fidelity Scholars Program.

“There could be no other partner more uniquely positioned to help uphold Fidelity’s most fundamental value of empowering individuals to strengthen and secure their financial future than UNCF,” said Everhart.

The special Black History Month event was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Boston team and the invaluable relationships the team has cultivated with both civic and business leaders in the New England area.