UNCF raises money through events across the country to support its mission, while at the same time raising awareness among its constituents.
2017 Twin Cities Masked Ball - Minneapolis
JW Marriott Mall of America 2141 Lindau Lane, Bloomington
UNCF will present its 5th Anniversary UNCF Masked Ball, one of the Twin Cities' premier social events.Learn More
Game Starts 7:15 p.m.
Busch Stadium - Cunningham Corner 700 Clark St., St. Louis
McDonald's of St. Louis and Metro East is hosting the 15th Annual McDonald's Ultimate Cardinals Experience on Friday, June 9, 2017. This year, the game will be between the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. All proceeds benefit McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship for students residing in the St. Louis metropolitan area.Learn More Get Tickets
The event includes a ticket to the game and admission to the pre-game party. Pre-game highlights include an appearance from past and present Cardinals players, an appearance by Ronald McDonald, live music, good food, drinks, giveaways and a silent auction.
Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, and can be ordered online, or by downloading this order form.
VIP Cocktails 5:30 p.m.; Concert 7:00 p.m.
Grandel Theater 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis
Join UNCF St. Louis in celebrating our second annual Evening of Stars – Concert Gala, benefitting deserving students seeking higher education opportunities.
This music-filled evening will feature performances by jazz vocalist Denise Thimes; the North County Big Band; and Point of Jazz Ensemble, featuring students from Riverview Gardens High School under the direction of Harvey Lockhardt, plus a special concert performance by Lalah Hathaway, a five-time Grammy Award winner, including two Grammys from 2017 for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” and “Best R&B Album.”
UNCF awards well over 10,000 scholarships, fellowships, and internships under 400 programs. As UNCF receives no federal or state funds, these programs are supported by contributions from corporations, foundations, families and individuals.
UNCF has been awarding college scholarships for more than 73 years. Never have they been more important—or more expensive. But as college has increased in importance and cost, federal support for college students from low-and moderate-income families has been constricting. Forty years ago, a needy student could use the Pell Grant to cover more than 75 percent of the costs of attending a public four-year college or university. Today it barely covers 30 percent.
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Hyatt Regency Hotel 151 East Wacker, Regency Ballroom
UNCF Chicago will host its annual “A Mind Is...” Gala. This is a major fundraising event for the Chicago area office of UNCF, which serves students in Illinois and Wisconsin. Each year, UNCF recognizes the extraordinary contributions of individuals who have made significant contributions of time, talent and resources to support UNCF’s mission and work, and student scholars who have directly benefited from the generous support of area donors.
Black-tie attire onlyLearn More Tickets
The event will be attended by business, civic and education leaders in support of UNCF's work in providing Fort Wayne students the resources to get to and through college.
Presented by UNCF Indianapolis.
6 p.m., VIP Reception; 7 p.m. Dinner
Hollywood Casino 200 Georgesville Road
The Columbus UNCF Masked Ball is a premier fundraising gala and a major social event, focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving Ohio students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF's mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college. Presented by UNCF Columbus.
Individual tickets are available for $250.
Formal attire only, please.Learn More
North Chagrin Reservation, Strawberry Picnic Area Buttermilk Falls Parkway, Willoughby Hills
Come and join UNCF supporters, alumni and friends at the North Chagrin Reservation - Strawberry Picnic Area as supporters walk or run a 5K to help students get to and through college. Alumni Chapters, Corporate teams, fraternities, sororities, groups, churches, organizations and individuals who participate realize that "a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in."® UNCF currently supports over 500 UNCF students and scholarship recipients from the Northeast Ohio area.
Help us to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000, and runner/walker goal of 300 participants.
UNCF events such as this have raised over $130,000 per year for students, and this year, the Cleveland office hopes to exceed previous totals. To register or more information, please visit the event registration site.
Awards: Awards will be provided to the top overall male and top overall female runners.
Take part in team and individual fundraising challenges. We'll have custom race t-shirt (for paid participants), a race warm-up activity, pre/post-race entertainment, refreshments, and posted race results online.
Several teams have accepted the challenge of raising money for the 3rd Annual UNCF 5K Walk/Run for Education. This cause is important because it will make education accessible to everyone by eliminating financial barriers for deserving students by providing much needed college scholarships.
With your support, we can do better. You can help to increase the number of scholarships given out by making a donation toward a team's walk goal.Learn More
Belle Isle Casino 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit MI
UNCF Detroit announces its 29th Annual Walk for Education
Registration opens soon.
Grab your shoes, start training now, and get your teams together! More details to come.Learn More
Prospect Park Brooklyn, New York
UNCF New York announces its 2nd 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.
Come out and have fun!Learn More
10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Westin Charlotte 601 S. College St. Charlotte
Please join UNCF and a host of dignitaries and friends for this Charlotte summer tradition in its 15th year.
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
- Before August 26: $125
- After August 26: $150
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