Having a Great Time for a Great Cause at UNCF San Francisco’s “A Mind Is…” Gala

For most people, doing one thing at a time is plenty. What if you could do not one or two things at a time, but three? At the San Francisco “A Mind Is…” Gala, you could spend an elegant evening at one of San Francisco’s signature social events, do your part to send deserving students to and through college, and have a chance to bid to win an exotic vacation.

More than 600 guests in formal attire took advantage of the multitasking opportunity by attending UNCF San Francisco’s 2018 annual "A Mind Is..." Gala at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.

Entertainer and UNCF supporter Angie Stone performs at the Gala
Entertainer and UNCF supporter Angie Stone performs at the Gala

Thanks to support from Presenting Sponsor, Dignity Health; Corporation of the Year, Walmart; and many more corporations, foundations, and individuals, the "A Mind Is..." Gala met its primary goal: helping students from San Francisco, the Bay Area, and across the country go to and through college. Thanks to their investment, almost 2,000 California students can attend UNCF-member institutions, and UNCF can award more than $500,000 in scholarships to San Francisco students, and more than $16.5 million in scholarships for students from all over California.

And talk about great experiences: Three generous UNCF supporters submitted winning bids at the “A Mind Is…” Gala’s live auction for an exotic vacation to Tuscany, Italy; an eight-day vacation in Costa Rica with daily guided tours; and dinner and tour for two at the world-famous restaurant, the French Laundry, in Yountville, California—and raised $60,000 more for UNCF HBCUs and their students.

Jealous?  Don’t worry; you, too, can have a great time for a great cause. Just watch this space for the announcement of next February’s UNCF “A Mind Is…” Gala, and get ready to multitask.

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