UNCF raises money through events across the country to support its mission, while at the same time raising awareness among its constituents.
2019 Walk for Education – Detroit
8 a.m. Registration, 9 a.m. Start
Belle Isle Park 99 Pleasure Drive, Detroit
Walk (or run) with a purpose at the 31st annual Walk for Education.Learn More
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Networking/Registration, 11:00 a.m. ; Luncheon and Program, 11:30 a.m.
The David H. Ponitz Conference Center 444 West Third St.
UNCF Columbus is proud to announce that Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will host its seventh annual UNCF Dayton 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 $125. Sponsorship opportunities are available.Learn More Tickets
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Runner Check-In/Registration, 7 a.m.; Walk/Run/Bike, 8 a.m.
Tom Bass Park, Section 1 3452 Fellows Road, Houston
After 75 years, our slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,®” remains one of the most recognized in American advertising history. This year, UNCF is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, “lighting the way to better futures.”
You can impact our local community by raising funds for education. Participants help to save our historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and provide financial assistance for the children from our community. We need you to help us reach our goals of 7,500 participants and raise $275,000 in honor of UNCF’s 75th year!
Facts about the walk:
- Began in 1985, with Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis serving as Honorary Chair for 16 years
- Has raised more than $5.2 million since its inception
- Attracts more than 1,600 walkers from corporations, community organizations and individuals from the greater Houston area
- Formerly conducted at both Sam Houston Park and McGregor Park
- The UNCF walk is one of our most cost efficient events; its expense ratio never exceeds 10 percent
Alumni Village is Back!
Are you an alumnus of an HBCU? Visit the official UNCF hospitality tent for pre/post-walk refreshments, games, networking, and live entertainment!
Complimentary UNCF alumni caps will be available to registered alumni, while supplies last. You must check in at UNCF/Alumni Village to pick up your hat on walk morning. For more information about how you can get involved, please contact our office at UNCFHoustonEvents@uncf.org or 713.942.8623.
Information provided on this page will be updated often. Be certain to check back a week prior to the walk for more details.
Grab your shoes, tune up your bike, organize your teams, and start training!
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Registration 7 a.m.; Walk/Run Begins 9 a.m.
Burnham Park, Grove 7 South Lake Shore Drive at 39th St.
The 36th UNCF Chicago 5K Walk/Fun Run/10K Bike/Skate 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. 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
For 75 years, UNCF has provided financial and technical assistance to our 37 member HBCUs. Without UNCF’s support, many of the students at these HBCUs would not have access to higher education or the benefits that it provides. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor your walk. Your participation in the Walk for Education and the money you raise supports more than 60,000 students a year, builds a more diverse workforce, and strengthens our community.
Please note that a donation to the walk is not a registration—all participants must pre-register online or register on-site.
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8 a.m. Walk Starts
Blue Jacket Park 2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando
The 12th annual UNCF Central Florida 5K Walk for Education, presented by UNCF Orlando, is a broad-based community fundraising event in which you can recruit individuals, family members, friends and co-workers to participate in the non-competitive Walk to raise much-needed funds for UNCF. The only competition is for the prizes, which goes to the team captains based upon the amount of funds raised.
Lace up your sneakers and win Top Fundraiser, Largest Team, Overall Finisher and much more!
- Vendor booths
- Kid’s Fun Zone, offering Face Painting, Diaper Crawl, Henna Tattoos
- Scholarship Booth
- Silent Auction
- Employment Opportunities
- Raffle Prizes
- Date Night Basket
- Spa Basket
- Entertainment Basket
- Much more…
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5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Columbia Edgewater Country Club 2220 NE Marine Dr., Portland
The focus of this event is to annually recognize the UNCF Portland Portfolio Project student graduates. The UNCF Portfolio Project is a college preparatory program for high students who are college bound. The program is hosted on the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College.
The Each One Teach One Event was the brainchild of former UNCF Portland Leadership Council member Clarence Nesbitt and Michelle Harper, UNCF Portland Leadership Council Chair. It came from the idea of creating an event to bring the village together to celebrate high school student’s achievement and raise funds for the Portfolio Project and scholarships for Pacific Northwest students.
It is our responsibility as the village to invest, teach and pass on the knowledge so our youth will be prepared for the future.
The event has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships for Pacific Northwest students attending historically black colleges and universities and other colleges across the country.
- Reception and Silent Auction
- Student and Keynote Speakers
- Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
- Awards Presentation
- UNCF Portfolio Project Presentation
Presented by The Portland Leadership Council and UNCF Seattle.
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