As students across America settle into a new semester, a dedicated cast of sponsors and Hollywood celebrities have once again devoted time and resources to ask the country to help students go to and through college. Now in its 34th year, UNCF An Evening of Stars® has won three NAACP Image awards and has become a music industry tradition: superstars rallying America to help students get the education they need and that the nation needs them to have.
UNCF An Evening of Stars® is made possible through the support of Target, the show's presenting sponsor. National sponsor McDonald's. Official sponsors American Airlines, Wells Fargo and Buick. Major sponsors are Anheuser-Busch, AT&T and the U.S. Army. The media partner is Clear Channel.
UNCF and BET Networks have joined forces for a second year to produce UNCF An Evening of Stars® and bring awareness and raise scholarship funds. The two-hour special will shine a spotlight on students and honor those who are making strides to achieve their dreams through education. The show will highlight students who have made the commitment to be the best they can be both in school and as future leaders of our country.
UNCF An Evening of Stars® airs in syndication on local stations Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 (check local listings). The show also airs on Sunday, January 27 on BET at 10:00pm ET and on Centric at 12:00am.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. UNCF An Evening of Stars® has summoned a cast of stars and celebrities, a studio audience and millions of Americans to educate many, many students—to educate our future.
Every kid deserves the chance to reach their highest potential. That's why Target is on track to reach $1 billion in giving to education, with a focus on reading, by the end of 2015. We partner with UNCF to provide program support and scholarships – helping diverse students achieve their educational goals and reach their potential.
McDonald's acknowledges the commitment of the professors at each of UNCF's 38 historically black colleges and universities. McDonald's appreciates the critical role that each of these men and women play in preparing students for academic and career success.
UNCF has brought inspirational and timely leadership to an issue facing all Americans—the availability and opportunity to pursue higher education. American is pleased to provide on-going support to the ideals nurtured and fostered by UNCF. Supporting UNCF is an investment in humanity, giving rise to the hope of students and families alike. American stands with UNCF and its mission.
Access to education is the foundation of a successful life. Without it, a fulfilling career and economic stability can be hard to come by. At Wells Fargo, we believe that everyone is entitled to a high quality education. And we're committed to doing everything we can to make that a reality, from kindergarten through college. That's why we partner with organizations like UNCF that share our commitment to education.
Everyone deserves a launching pad. That's why Buick, the GM Foundation along with the UNCF, proudly support the pursuit of higher education.
AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are committed to enriching and strengthening diverse communities nationwide. That's why AT&T is honored to continue our longstanding partnership with UNCF and proud to sponsor the 34th Annual An Evening of Stars®, a program with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to achieve their academic and professional goals. AT&T's commitment to UNCF spans decades with nearly $12.5 million in philanthropic support to the organization since 1984. Our commitment to the communities we serve is as steadfast as we are in innovating technology that makes it possible for people to connect wherever they are.
The United States army is a leader in education access. Last year alone, we awarded over 285 million dollars in scholarships through ROTC programs at our nations colleges and universities.
Clear Channel is a proud supporter of UNCF, joining in its mission to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who became highly-qualified college graduates. Like UNCF, Clear Channel envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation.