“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 still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding. Text UNCFATL to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!
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.
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
Scenes from the 2018 Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball
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:
- Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta)
- The Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta)
- Morehouse College (Atlanta)
- Paine College (Augusta)
- Spelman College (Atlanta)
- Allen University (Columbia)
- Benedict College (Columbia)
- Claflin University (Orangeburg)
- Morris College (Sumter)
- Voorhees College (Denmark)
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.