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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in New York and around the country?

UNCF New York is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Located in Manhattan, UNCF New York unites individuals, institutions, supporters and volunteers from all corners of the Empire State to help all people succeed in education and the workplace. From raising scholarship dollars and unrestricted funds, to raising college awareness and preparedness, our staff and volunteers are eager to engage.

UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding. Text UNCFNY to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!

Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? If you’ve got the time and are interested in getting behind UNCF, we’d be very happy to hear from you. Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities? UNCF New York will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

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Event co-chairs Gregory Lowe II and Jean Shafiroff with emcee Don Lemon
Event co-chairs Gregory Lowe II and Jean Shafiroff with emcee Don Lemon

UNCF New York’s Hamptons Benefit Raises Over $200K for HBCUs
UNCF New York’s yearly campaign of giving is off to a great start as they raised more than $200,000 at the 7th annual UNCF  “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer benefit, held August 18-19. Former HBCU president Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and media titan Edward Lewis were honored for being trailblazers of education and voices of the unheard. Dr. Cole reminded attendees during the weekend affair that “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.” >> Read More


Nearly $900k Raised for HBCUs at 2018 UNCF National “A Mind Is…”  Gala
The 2018 UNCF “A Mind Is…” Gala continued its tradition of honoring trailblazers for their game-changing education advocacy through partnerships with UNCF and through their own work. This year’s honorees, who through their sacrifices and determination, have led the charge in championing for a quality education for all, include White House correspondent April Ryan, who received the Shirley Chisholm Award for community service. Both Kenny Leon and the Oracle Corporation accepted the UNCF President’s Award. >> Read More


Your investment makes a difference in your community

Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, is a dedicated supporter of UNCF. He explains why it is important to help the next generation fulfill its dream of a college education. (click image to view)

UNCF New York Staff

The status and the money that I have been blessed with in this life…is so I can reach back and help some other black children who are just like me. That’s the story of UNCF—you reach back.

Cathy Hughes , Founder and Chair, Radio One, and UNCF Keeper of the Flame awardee