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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 southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and around the country?

UNCF Los Angeles is here to help you send a student to college and turn their 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.

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 Los Angeles will make the connection.  Contact Brianna Holmes-Becknell for more information.

Is a student in your life looking for scholarships? Search over 10,000 scholarships at UNCF.org/scholarships.

Are you interested in sending students to college by creating an area scholarship of your own? Contact Jennifer Childress at 213.369.3800.

UNCF Makes a Difference in Your Area

See how your contributions help students in your area

  • $25 helps a student pay for the  expenses that add up quickly, such as tech and other school supplies
  • $75 can help to cover those extra fees, like student life, lab fees and other matriculation fees
  • $1,000 can help a student purchase books for a year
  • $2,500 can help cover room and board for a semester
  • $5,000 can help a student pay for a semester’s full tuition

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UNCF Los Angeles Leadership Council

Arnold Hackett, Xerox (retired)

Vice Chair
Rhonda Bolton, Consultant


  • A. Ronald Berryman, Berryman & Company
  • James Colon,Toyota Motor Sales, USA (retired)
  • Charles Franklin, American Honda Motor Co.
  • Faye W. McClure, Urban Advantage
  • Debbie Pattillo, DP Consultant
  • Rev. Welton Pleasant, California State Baptist Convention, Christ Second Baptist Church
  • Luther Williams, Los Angeles UNCF Inter-Alumni Council
  • Rashaun Williams, Manhattan Venture Partners

UNCF Los Angeles Staff