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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 Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and around the country?

UNCF Atlanta is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

UNCF “Protecting Our FUTURE” Campaign

UNCF’s Federal Policy and Government Affairs Division has been working urgently to save a source of funding ($85 million/year) for HBCUs. The funding expires at the end of the month unless Congress acts.

We are just days away from HBCUs losing $85 million a year to educate our students. The program we are trying to protect and get funded is the Mandatory Title III/SAFRA funding—expiring Sept. 30, 2019. It’s easy to protect $85 million per year for HBCUs, let Congress know HBCUs matter—and to protect our FUTURE!

To help save this vital funding for HBCUs:

  1. Go to www.uncf.org/protectingourfuture
  2. Click “write your Member of Congress”
  3.  Fill out the blank fields and click “next”
  4.  Click “submit.” The pre-written letter will be sent to your U.S. Representative and both of your U.S. Senators.

UNCF Atlanta greeted visitors and celebrated the organization’s 75th anniversary, April 25.


Interested in donating your time, talents and treasures? Volunteers are needed for the Workplace and Faith-Based campaigns, as well as administrative support. We are not currently accepting new volunteers for the Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball, but contact us today to learn about other volunteer opportunities.


Related News

Atlanta-Supported States’ HBCUs Punch Above their Weight

The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at UNCF.org/PATW.


Scenes from the 2019 annual Columbus [GA] Masked Ball, held March 23.


Anderson, SC: ‘Black Panther’ Stuntman Urges Those at UNCF MLK Event to Pursue Their ‘Special Purpose’ (Independent Mail—1/21/19)
Some of the people closest to Cyrus Birch had misgivings when he auditioned to be a stuntman with Marvel Studios after quitting his job as a high school dropout-prevention coordinator.

“My mama told me I was crazy. My friends told me that I was crazy,” Birch said during his keynote address Monday night at the Birthday Celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Civic Center of Anderson.

They changed their minds after Birch was cast in the blockbuster “Black Panther” movie starring Anderson native Chadwick Boseman.  >>Read More


Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball Breaks Fundraising Goal, Raises Over $1.35M for HBCUs and Deserving Area Students

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ inaugural Ball was a sold-out gala bringing out the Who’s Who of Atlanta; exciting performance by Bell Biv DeVoe and more than $200,000 pledged during Fund the Mission appeal, including $50,000 from music mogul Jermaine Dupri. >> Read More

Call to Commitment Faith Leaders Breakfast, conducted Oct. 27, 2016, recognized Atlanta-area faith leaders in our campaign, program participants, volunteers, and the many donors who help make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you for your continued support and for remembering…”A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”

2015-2016 Atlanta-Area Church Donors


New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church


Ben Hill United Methodist Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Ray of Hope Christian Church


Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church
Berean Christian Church
The Cathedral of Saint Phillip
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church


Christians For Change Baptist Church
Community Church of God
Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Lindsay Street Baptist Church

Did you know?

UNCF Atlanta serves 13 UNCF-member institutions in three states:


South Carolina


From annual fundraising campaigns to signature galas like the Mayor’s Masked Balls that are held in Atlanta, GA, Florence, SC, and other cities around the country, we work hard to help UNCF achieve its mission of building a nationally recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, with UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.

UNCF Atlanta Staff