2018 Annual Masked Ball - New Jersey

The sixth annual UNCF Masked Ball is the organization’s signature fundraising event and one of New Jersey's premier social soirées.

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 America’s future by getting students to and through college. 

UNCF assists students across the New Jersey area reach their dream of a college education. New Jersey residents are not the only students to benefit; students from around the country attending colleges across the state also receive financial support and scholarships from UNCF.

The work of UNCF in New Jersey is critical and helps to provide support to the more than 864 students from the state who currently attend UNCF-member institutions. However, for every one student UNCF is able to help, nine others are not afforded support.

Your participation in events such as the Masked Ball allows UNCF to address students' financial obstacles with our scholarship programs and provide support to our member colleges and universities.

Event presented by UNCF Newark.


Event Host Committee
 

A special thanks to our host committee members for their incredible gift of time, talent and resources toward a successful Ball:

  • Eugene Anderson, SUEZ 
  • Vaughn McKoy, PSEG 
  • Ed Rademaker, J&J
  • Braynard Bobby Brown,Esq.; Rockefeller & Co
  • Reginald Canal
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham 
  • Karolina Dehnhard, Esq., Budd Larner PC
  • Linda Hassan, Thomson Reuters
  • Robert L. Johnson, Gibbons PC
  • Derrick McDaniel
  • Henry Rinder, Smolin Lupin & Co
  • Ciemone Sheppard, New York Life 
  • Shannon Sheppard, Sheppard Benefits Group
  • Patrick Telemaque, Maque 1
  • David R. Tawil, Esq., Budd Larner PC
  • Terry Tateossian, SocialFix Media

 

 

Event Chairs
Masked Award Honorees
Rooms Available for the Event
The Westminster Hotel

The Westminster Hotel

The Westminster Hotel is a boutique luxury, spa and event venue.

UNCF has reserved a bank of rooms for the evening of the Ball, at a reduced rate and subject to availability. To receive the preferred rate, please call the Westminster Hotel Reservations Department at 973.533.0600 or email reservations@westminsterhotel.net. Please reference the event name and your arrival/departure dates: 

  • Group Name: UNCF Fundraiser 
  • Group number: 472622

Click here to download details about this special offer. The offer ends May 25.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to download your sponsorship package

MARQUIS SPONSOR $50,000 (Presenting Sponsor) 

  • Invitation to honorees’ reception for 10 guests
  • Two tables with elite seating for 10 guests each
  • Company/donor highlighted in press releases
  • Full-page, four-color advertisement with preferred placement in souvenir program
  • Premium name or logo placement on all event print and electronic materials
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • Company prominently featured on event screen
  • Recognition as marquis sponsor in the program journal
  • Logo placement on event website, event screen and photographic banner

LEADERSHIP SPONSOR $25,000

  • Invitation to honorees’ reception for 10 guests
  • Premier table seating for 10 guests
  • Identification in program press release
  • Full-page, four-color advertisement with preferred placement in souvenir program
  • Premium name or logo placement on all event print and electronic materials
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • Company prominently featured on event screen
  • Recognition as leadership sponsor in the program journal
  • Logo placement on event website, event screen and photographic banner

BENEFACTOR SPONSOR $15,000

  • Invitation to honorees’ reception for 6 guests
  • Premier table seating for 10 guests
  • Company/donor highlighted in press releases
  • Full-page, four-color advertisement with preferred placement in souvenir program
  • Premium name or logo placement on all event print and electronic materials
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • Company prominently featured on event screen
  • Recognition as benefactor sponsor in the program journal
  • Logo placement on event website, event screen and photographic banner

"A MIND IS..." SPONSOR $10,000

  • Invitation to honorees’ reception for 4 guests
  • Premier table seating for 8 guests
  • Half-page, four-color advertisement in souvenir program
  • Premium name or logo placement on all event print and electronic materials
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • Company prominently featured on event marketing
  • Recognition as "A Mind Is…." sponsor in the program journal
  • Logo placement on event website, event screen and photographic banner

LEGACY PARTNER SPONSOR $5,000

  • Premier table seating for 6 guests
  • Quarter-page, four-color advertisement in souvenir program