UNCF raises money through events across the country to support its mission, while at the same time raising awareness among its constituents.
Update: VIRTUAL Walk for Education-Houston
Harvey can't stop us! Join us on a virtual walk!Learn More
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; times vary by event
Campuses Around the Country Check the list of tour dates for an event near you!
UNCF, the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, is coming to all 37 member HBCUs this Fall! We will be coming to each campus to share information on scholarships, internships, college and career readiness. Check the schedule for a campus near you and register. Come and learn about UNCF and how to gain access to scholarships and internships. Experts will present information in separate sessions for high school students and current college students at many of the stops.
Come learn about UNCF, and get information on:
- Scholarships and Internships
- Financial Aid
- Professional Presence
- Resume Tips
The events are free, but interested students should register in advance for the sessions they wish to attend.
Pines Manor 2085 Route 27, Edison
Established 17 years ago, the Princeton Committee of UNCF is an all-volunteer committee that raises funds to provide assistance to deserving, bright and talented young men and women from the Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex counties to ensure their access to higher education that otherwise might not be available or limited due to financial constraints. Our committee is unique, as we not only provide a four-year, recurring scholarship to the students selected, but each member also mentors and coaches scholars throughout their four-year college experience. The commitment by the committee is to provide renewable scholarships to students who maintain excellent academic performance, and each recipient is required to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA.
The committee has granted more than $300,000 in four-year, recurring scholarships to 19 students, and one-time emergency support to one student for a total of 20 students. To date, the committee has 15 scholarship graduates; 10 are employed and five are in graduate school. There are four rising juniors currently in the pipeline.
Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for qualifying students from Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex counties.
Individual tickets are $75.
Hosted by the Princeton Committee of UNCF, presented by UNCF Newark.Learn More Tickets
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Westin Charlotte 601 S. College St., Charlotte
Please join UNCF and a host of dignitaries and friends for 15th anniversary of this Charlotte summer tradition.
HATitude! AND BOW-TIE COMPETITION
Each year, guests anxiously await the highly competitive HATitude! Competition to see who has the “Baddest Hat” in the room. This year, in an effort to attract more men, we will introduce the inaugural Bow-Tie competition to see who has the “Baddest Bow-Tie” in the room. Hats and bow-ties add a touch of flair to the event, so we encourage everyone to participate in these exciting competitions. Silent judging begins at 10 a.m. and ends promptly at 12 p.m., so please arrive early. Presented by UNCF Charlotte.
Also featuring “A Morning Glory Affair" 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Elegant Dining
HATitude! and Bow Tie Competition will follow at noon.
- Before August 26: $125
- After August 26: $150
Belle Isle Casino 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit
Missed the event? You can still help!
Click here to contribute to UNCF Detroit's efforts to help area students get to and through college.
The UNCF Detroit Walk for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event. You can recruit individuals, family members, friends and co-workers to participate in this non-competitive Walk to raise much needed funds for UNCF.
Our annual celebration will continue on beautiful Belle Isle. Come out and join us as we walk to help kids get to and through college.
We need your participation to help us reach our fundraising goal of $700,000 and our 1,500 walker goal. We will work our bodies with the 3.1 mile walk around beautiful Belle Isle and refresh our spirit with family, friends and conversation on a beautiful summer day.
Walk Day Activities
- HBCU College Fair
- Sojourner Foundation Car Raffle
- Youth Group Step Show
- General Motors Vehicle Display
- Ford Motor Company Vehicle Display
- Face Painting and Balloon Animals
- Children’s Games
- Team Trophy Presentations
- Mini Massages and Health Screenings
- Vendor Booths
- Team Photos
- DJ and much more
Prospect Park Brooklyn
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Click here to contribute to UNCF New York's efforts to help area students get to and through college.
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UNCF New York announces its second annual 5K Walk/Run—“We Rise Together.”
This event was created to raise funds for college-bound students to provide them with scholarships and services. UNCF supports 37 historically black colleges and universities and provides scholarships to minority students attending over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country.
Corporate teams, fraternities, sororities, groups, faith-based entities, organizations, HBCU alumni and individuals who participate realize that "A mind is a terrible thing to waste"® and the importance of giving back.
We have a goal of raising $150,000. It is critical that each participant consider recruiting family and friends to sponsor your walk or run. No amount is too small! Setting and achieving your personal goal will help us reach our goal!
Free sessions: Preparing for a 5K Injury-Free: Coach Nicole Rodriguez will be coaching participants to the finish line. She will offer tips and small group trainings (dates TBD). The training group is free for registered walkers and runners. Runners under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants are responsible for their own safety. If you have any health problems or are taking any kind of medication, it's important to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
There will be activities for everyone: Zumba warm-ups with Yada Beener; mini health fair, entertainment for children and of course, the awards for the runners and participating groups.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center will provide health screenings to include blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, podiatry as well as cancer screenings, dentistry, HIV/AIDs information and other health related resources.
Come out and have fun!Learn More
Golf Club of Indiana 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon, IN 46052
UNCF and the Indianapolis Inter-Alumni Council (IAC) invite you to support the 4th Annual UNCF Indianapolis IAC Golf Classic that will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Golf Club of Indiana.
UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they need. The Indianapolis IAC is a local affiliate of the National Alumni Council of UNCF and represents graduates and former students of UNCF member institutions that reside in Indianapolis. The funds raised from this event will help UNCF continue to provide support to its member historically black colleges and universities as well as help students right here in Indiana with their dream to get to and through college with the assistance of need-based scholarships.
Registration, 7 a.m.; Walk/Run Begins, 9 a.m.
Burnham Park, Grove 7 South Lake Shore Drive at 39th Street
The 34th UNCF Chicago Walk for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event to support deserving students with the financial assistance needed to reach their goals of going to and through college.
As in previous years, participants can choose to walk, run, bike or skate. Please note that children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult. There are many ways you can participate:
- Create a team and register for the event.
- Register yourself, friends and family for the event.
- Become a team supporter and make a donation to a team or participant.
Help us to reach our fundraising goal of $150,000! We need your support and assistance to reach our fundraising goal and we need your help our walker goal of 1,000.Learn More
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