UNCF Receives its Second $1M Donation from FanDuel

Latest donation will go towards supporting students from Maryland’s four HBCUs

FanDuel Group, the premier online gaming company in North America, today announced a $1 million donation to UNCF. The company had just launched its top-ranked sportsbook in the state of Maryland late last month.

FanDuel and UNCF will work with each of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), which include Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, to financially support students enrolled at the schools. The donation will specifically go towards helping students in a variety of areas, including technology, housing, food security, tuition and other education-related expenses. As part of the partnership, FanDuel will also be creating a track for students from the four schools to join its annual summer internship program at the company’s headquarters in New York.

fanduel check presentation

From Left to Right: FanDuel Group Director of Strategic Partnerships, Javon Coney, Maryland State Delegate, Jheanelle Wilkins, UNCF Interim Senior Director, Terri Neal, FanDuel Group President, Christian Genetski and Former Washington Commanders Wide Receiver, Santana Moss.

“FanDuel is delighted to be able to legally offer our sportsbook platform here in Maryland,” said Christian Genetski, President of FanDuel Group. “More importantly, we’re proud to partner with UNCF once again in support of Maryland’s HBCU community. Our goal is that these funds help make a difference in the lives of hard-working students while also creating a track for some to join us at FanDuel as part of our summer intern program.”