The Power of One: Queen C. Simpson

Many contribute their time to help students go to and through college. Queen C. Simpson is a perfect example.

What does UNCF’s iconic moto— “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”® mean to you? For most people, it is a call to contribute to UNCF to help its 37 HBCUs give their students the education they need and that we as a community and as a nation need them to have.

But not every UNCF contribution starts with a dollar sign. Many contribute their time to help students go to and through college. Queen C. Simpson is a perfect example.

A graduate of UNCF-member HBCU Bennett College, she serves as financial secretary of the Detroit Inter-Alumni Council (DIAC). In fact, she was DIAC’s nominee—and winner—of the Annual National Philanthropy Day Greater Detroit Chapter in 2016. 

An avid fundraiser for UNCF and a relentless champion for Bennett College, she is the first to volunteer when there’s work to be done, often leading the event registration team for UNCF Detroit events, ensuring that revenues collected are properly receipted and logged.

Queen Simpson is just one person, one volunteer, one HBCU graduate. But her hard work and leadership make UNCF events the successes they are, making it possible for our students to go to and through college and proving—once again—the power of one.

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