UNCF “A Mind Is…”Gala is the party of the night.
We’re bringing both sides of the Bay together to drive change and stand up for education equality. This year, we’re focusing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, especially the tech world. UNCF believes that all young adults, especially those of color,should be given an equal opportunity to succeed and become a productive member of society.
Proceeds will benefit our HBCU Students and UNCF Member Institutions.
We can do this! The proceeds raised from the event will go directly to support our HBCU students and 37-member institutions. Yes, you heard us right: Every penny of your pledge makes a difference in our young scholars’ lives and historical institutions. Remember: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”®
The Need Is Urgent.
By 2025, California will face a shortage of 1 million college degree and certificate holders needed to fuel its workplace. Sixty percent of UNCF scholar recipients are first-generation college students and come from a household with an annual income of $37,000 or less. We are counting on you to make a difference on February 23, and change a student’s life. We cannot afford to fail these vital contributors to our future. BE PREPARED TO GIVE!
Attire is “Black Tie.”
What does that mean? We expect dresses, ball gowns, suits, bow ties, neckties and all sorts of “slayed” cocktail wear. NO stuffiness and stiffness needed.
Don’t Be Late!
Please be on time. VIP reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and general registration starts at 6:45 p.m. Dinner and program will start promptly at 7:30 p.m., but if you happen to be caught in traffic, don’t worry, we will save your RESERVED seat.