UNCF Atlanta

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and around the country?

UNCF Atlanta is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

Support UNCF as we celebrate Black History Month

You can make the difference between a student dropping out of college or graduating because of lack of financial resources.

Text UNCFATL to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!

Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities?

UNCF Atlanta will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

News and Events

UNCF Empower Me Tour is Coming!

The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT), a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow presented by Target, is coming to Nashville. College students attending the event will receive expert tips on resume writing and job interviews, in addition to financial and personal branding advice. They will also have the opportunity to interview on-site with select companies for internships or first-year job placements.  Register today to attend and get a head start on your career development!

Friday, March 24, 2017 
(9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Fisk University
1000 17th Ave N. 


  EssenceStar Gazing: Celebs at the Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball
Phaedra Parks, Tyrese, Usher and Young Jeezy and others attended the hottest event of the year. >> Read More

Straight from the APhaedra Parks, Usher, Future & More Attend 2016 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball
The beautiful people at the big event. >> Read More

The Atlanta Black Star:  Usher, Future Among Big Donors to UNCF’s Annual Fundraiser for HBCUs
Big contributions from Usher, Future, Jeezy, Tyrese and Ludacris gave the United Negro College Fund an additional $125,000 for its annual gala. The UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Atlanta, hosted by Mayor Kaseem Reid, took place in the Georgia capital Saturday, Dec. 17, and featured a host of celebrities and community leaders alike.>> Read More


 Atlanta Tribune: UNCF Inspires Giving
UNCF Atlanta's annual Mayor's Masked Ball, occuring December 17, is the cover story of the December/January issue of Atlanta Tribune, Atlanta’s top business lifestyle publication. Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of Atlanta's most successful events.  >> Read More (flip to page 24)  Want to attend the Ball? Click Here!



Call to Commitment Faith Leaders Breakfast, held October 27, recognized Atlanta-area faith leaders in our campaign, program participants, volunteers, and the many donors who help make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you for your continued support and for remembering…”A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”

2015-2016 Atlanta-Area Church Donors 


New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 


Ben Hill United Methodist Church 
Ebenezer Baptist Church 
Ray of Hope Christian Church 


Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church 
The Cathedral of Saint Phillip 
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 


Christians For Change Baptist Church
Community Church of God 
Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church 
Lindsay Street Baptist Church


Did you know?

Fisk University. Morehouse College. Spelman College.  These are just three of the HBCUs in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee that the Atlanta UNCF local office helps to support, thanks in part, to hundreds of volunteers who donate their time, talent and financial resources.

From annual fundraising campaigns to signature galas like the Mayor’s Masked Balls that are held in Atlanta, GA, Florence, SC, and other cities around the country, we work hard to help UNCF achieve its mission of building a nationally recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, with UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.

Click here to see full results


UNCF Atlanta Staff