UNCF Fort Lauderdale
“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 South Florida and around the country?
UNCF Fort Lauderdale 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:
- Go to www.uncf.org/protectingourfuture
- Click “write your Member of Congress”
- Fill out the blank fields and click “next”
- Click “submit.” The pre-written letter will be sent to your U.S. Representative and both of your U.S. Senators.
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 Fort Lauderdale will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.
Did you know?
There are three UNCF-member institutions in Florida—among the state’s oldest higher education institutions: Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, the oldest historically black college in Florida; Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens; and Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.
Ft. Lauderdale-Supported 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.
South Florida/Fort Lauderdale Leadership Council
- Thaddues “Thad” Hamilton (Chair)
- Shirley D. Baker
- Chloe Bedenbaugh
- Mitchell Ceasar
- Dr. Hervé Damas
- Denton D. Douglas
- Sandy Dorsainvil
- George Gadson
- Henry Givens
- Shirley Johnson
- Connie W. Kinnard
- Mignon Terése Marshall
- Wendell H. Paris, Jr.
- Mike D. Payne
- Shelia Powell-Cohen
- Sandy Thomas
- H. Leigh Toney
- T. Carlton Williams
- Dr. Rozalia Williams
UNCF Fort Lauderdale Staff