• 5:30 p.m.

    Civic Center of Anderson 3027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Anderson

    Join us to help area students make it to and through college as we celebrate strength, courage and wisdom.

    We are One, Joined Together in Brotherhood and Sisterhood!

    The Anderson County Ministers Organization invites you to join them for a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Cyrus Birch, Charleston native and community activist, who works as a model and stunt performer, seen as a Jabari warrior in the megahit “Black Panther.”

    The event is FREE and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

    We encourage everyone to come out dressed in attire that represents their heritage and culture.

    Presented by The Anderson Ministers Organization and UNCF Atlanta.


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  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Antun’s 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY

    Join UNCF New York in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The 29th Annual UNCF MLK Awards Breakfast is the signature event presented by the Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council of New York, which is a dedicated volunteer group comprised of alumni of UNCF’s member institutions. This well-known community event annually draws between 600 and 800 guests. Many attendees are proud alumni of UNCF-member institutions as well as other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

    Tickets are $55.  Presented by UNCF New York.

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  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center 801 E Carson Street, Carson, CA

    Save the date and join UNCF Los Angeles in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The Los Angeles Inter Alumni Council of UNCF invites you to join Los Angeles area alumni and friends of UNCF’s 37 member institutions, and all historically black colleges for a morning of food, inspiration and fellowship. Hosted by UNCF Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Inter-Alumni Council of UNCF, the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration will honor Dr. King by raising money to help send more students to and through college.


    • Keynote speaker: Michael L. Thurmond, CEO of DeKalb County, Georgia
    • Delicious breakfast
    • HBCU roll call
    • Local vendors + musical performances

    This is always an event to remember! To purchase your ticket or table, purchase an ad in the program book, or inquire about sponsorship, call 310.467.4927 or email the Los Angeles Inter-Alumni Council of UNCF.

    Individual tickets are $50.

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  • 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Hyatt Regency Columbus 350 North High St. Columbus

    Network with area leaders and help area students get to and through college.

    College is more important than ever, but it is also more expensive. Many young people graduate with mountains of student loan debt, while others are priced out of the education they deserve. You can help these students by supporting UNCF Columbus' seventh annual scholarship luncheon.

    Sponsorships are available.

    Student tickets are $75; individual tickets are $125. 

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  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta

    The Leadership Conference is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key decision makers and engage students who are on the path to leadership.
    2019 Annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit – Atlanta

    If you want to connect with more than 500 students, faculty, leaders in the HBCU community, funding experts, sponsors, alumni and member institutions of the country’s largest and most effective African American education organization—UNCF, this is your chance. The UNCF Leadership Conference, a combination of the 73rd National Alumni Council and the 61sh National Pre-alumni Council, is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key decision makers and engage students who are on the path to leadership. Your involvement in this conference is an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to education now and in the future.

    This exciting three-day leadership conference provides interactive and energizing workshops and industry speakers exploring the best and most promising practices relevant to students, alumni and UNCF-member HBCUs.


    • Alumni Summit Friday
    • UNCF Empower Me Tour
    • Student Career Readiness and Alumni Job Fair Day
    • Mock and Early Career Interviews for Students and Alumni
    • Hall of Honor
    • Legacy Award Gala
    • Prominent Speakers
    • Engaging Workshops
    • Miss National UNCF Coronation

    Plus, don’t miss UNCF School Spirit Day, Saturday, February 9. Wear your school t-shirt or paraphernalia with pride!

    Click “Registration Forms” below for your correct application.

    Awards are presented during the annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit. Submit your nominations here.

    NAC Awards Nomination Form

    The conference is always looking for volunteers. Download the volunteer application and help make the event a success.

    Presented by the UNCF National Alumni Council.

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  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower 1360 W Mall Dr., Cleveland

    Save the date and help Northeast Ohio students get to and through college.
    2019 Greater Cleveland Leaders’ Luncheon on Education – Cleveland

    This year the Greater Cleveland Leaders Luncheon on Education kicks off the new year celebrating the 75th anniversary of UNCF.

    Since UNCF was founded in 1944, the organization has raised more than $4.8 billion and helped graduate more than 450,000 students from college. The 75th Anniversary is an opportunity for UNCF to generate additional revenue and tell our national story of UNCF’s important work and impact.

    UNCF of Greater Cleveland Leaders' Luncheon launched in 2011 to keep the important work of "closing the achievement gap" and helping our students get to and through college at the top of the agenda with policymakers, the community, and business leaders here in Northeast Ohio.

    The luncheon is an interactive discussion with other recognizable distinguished HBCU alumni who represent this diverse experience. The goal of the luncheon is to show and educate the Greater Cleveland community on the importance of supporting our local student’s pursuit of a higher education, and demonstrate how an HBCU nurtures and cultivates future leaders. Join UNCF Cleveland, fellow  HBCU alumni, and area leaders and share your stories.

    Individual tickets are $75, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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  • Reception 5:30 p.m.; Event 6:30 p.m.

    Hyatt Regency Lake Washington 1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton

    Attend the social event of the year and help area students get to and through college.

    The mission of the 13th anniversary UNCF “A Mind Is…” Gala, presented by Alaska Airlines, is to recognize the corporations, foundations and individuals in the Pacific Northwest who have made a commitment to support minority education. The event spotlights students, donors, and UNCF member schools.

    The evening will feature:

    • Dr. Frederick D. Patterson Awards
    • Recognition of the Corporation of the Year, Jordan Brand – A Division of Nike, Inc.
    • Recognition of Individual of the Year
    • UNCF Portfolio Project Scholarship Presentation
    • Dessert Frenzy, featuring locally owned dessert catering company, Dianne’s Delights.

    The evening will also include dinner, silent/live auctions, and live entertainment.

    Cocktail or formal attire, please.

    • For tickets purchased after February 10, 2019, meals will be based upon availability.
    • Ticket purchases will be available at the door. Seating will be based on availability.
    • Valet Parking is priced at $10. Self Parking is complimentary.

    Presented by UNCF Seattle.

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  • 11:00 a.m. - 11 :45 a.m. Registration; 12 p.m. -1 p.m. Luncheon

    Tampa Marriott Westshore 1001 N. Westshore Blvd.

    Join your neighbors to celebrate Black History Month and help area students get to and through college.
    2019 UNCF Black History Month Luncheon – Tampa

    Join UNCF at the 13th annual Black History Month Luncheon as they help Tampa-area students reach their educational goals. Thanks to the residents and friends of Hillsborough County, last year’s event raised more than $60,000 for local students. Joins us and help us do even better in 2019.

    The event’s keynote speaker is journalist and activist Charlyne Hunter-Gault.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available.

    Presented by UNCF Orlando.

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  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Greystone Hall 103 S. High Street Akron, OH 44308

    Save the date and network with area leaders, as we help local students get to and through college.
    2019 Leader’s Luncheon – Akron

    The UNCF Leaders Luncheon will serve as part of the UNCF Annual Campaign in Akron, and allows UNCF to serve as a valued community resource for our children in need of financial support in order to pay for college.

    This year, the UNCF Akron Leaders Luncheon on Education kicks off the new year celebrating the 75th anniversary of UNCF. We are also excited to have the commitment and support of Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro as this year’s host of the luncheon. Her commitment to education and the students of Summit County is a perfect way to set the tone for the exciting events and campaigns we will be launching within the Akron community.

    Join us for lunch and an interactive discussion with local educators, administrators and policy makers focused on improving and delivering a quality education to our youth in Akron.

    Presented by UNCF Cleveland.

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  • 6:00 p.m.

    Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Reunion Ballroom, 300 Reunion Blvd.

    Save the date and help North Texas-area students!

    The UNCF Mayors' Masked Ball is the signature black-tie social event of the year and the only ball in support of minority higher education in North Texas! The ball is being hosted by Dallas’ very own Mayor Mike Rawlings and eight other area mayors; chaired by Texas state Sen. Royce West; and will be attended by many dignitaries, civic leaders, corporate sponsors, public officials, alumni and others to support UNCF’s mission of investing in America’s future by getting students to and through college.

    • Silent/Live Auction
    • VIP Pre-Ball Reception
    • Elegant Dinner
    • Live Entertainment

    Formal attire and mask, please.

    Tickets start at $300.

    For more information, contact UNCF Dallas.

    Just Announced: The MASK OFF After Party!

    Want to keep the party going? Purchase a ticket for the event after the Event! (click here!)

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