UNCF Chicago

“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 Illinois, Wisconsin and around the country?

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

UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding. Text UNCFCHI 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? If you've got the time and are interested in getting behind UNCF, we'd be very happy to hear from you. 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?

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Emanuel calls for extending education in Chicago at UNCF Mayor's Luncheon
[Chicago Mayor] Emanuel said just focusing on grades K-through-12 is not enough. He wants to get children a full day of Pre-K and help them be ready for the future. >> View the report

Scenes from the Mayor's Luncheon

(courtesy of the Chicago Defender)



It is truly an honor to work with the members of the UNCF Chicago Leadership Council. They have a passion for ensuring access to higher education for our future change agents.

LaDonna Reed, VP, MCA Sales Integration Manager; Associated Bank

LaDonna Reed, VP, MCA Sales Integration Manager; Associated Bank UNCF Chicago Leadership Council Chair

UNCF Chicago Staff