UNCF raises money through events across the country to support its mission, while at the same time raising awareness among its constituents.
2017 Mayor’s Luncheon - Houston
11 a.m. Networking/Registration; noon - 1 p.m., Luncheon Program
Hyatt Regency Hotel Imperial Meeting Room, 1200 Louisiana St., Houston
The Luncheon will bring together business, civic and education leaders to support UNCF’s work to create a college ready culture that provides students with the support they need to get to and through college.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 Register Today
Networking/Registration, 11:30 a.m. ; Luncheon, 12 p.m.
The Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College 444 West Third St., Charity Early Auditorium
UNCF Columbus is proud to announce that Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will host its fifth annual UNCF Mayor's Luncheon. The luncheon will bring together Dayton area business, civic and education leaders to support UNCF’s work to create a college ready culture that provides students with the support they need to get to and through college.
Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are available.Learn More Register Today
Belle Isle Casino 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit
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.
Grab your shoes, start training now, and get your teams together!
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
Aug. 5: Reception and Program, 6:00 p.m.; Aug. 6: VIP Brunch, 11 a.m.
Events held at private residences East Hampton and Sag Harbor
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Please join UNCF’s President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax and the Co-Chairs for the events, Jane Carter, William Pickens, III, Jean Shafiroff, Errol Taylor, Paula Taylor and Desiree Watson for an exciting weekend of celebrating individuals who continue to make extraordinary contributions in the field of education. Proceeds from the evening will benefit UNCF’s educational initiatives and play a key role in making sure deserving low-income students get the resources they need to get to and through college.
Artwork by renown artists Hale Woodruff and Claude Lawrence will be on display.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit UNCF.
For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact UNCF at 212.820.0140 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by UNCF New York.Learn More
Prospect Park Brooklyn
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
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 check back to register. as part of its HBCU tour of all UNCF-member institutions. 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.
Runner Check-In/Registration, 7 a.m.; Walk, 8 a.m.
Tom Bass Park, Section 1 3452 Fellows Rd.
You can impact our local community by raising funds for education. Walk participants help to save our historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and provide financial assistance for the children from our community.
Details about the Walk
Mayor Turner Invites You to Walk!
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