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UNCF New York

“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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Learn about UNCF’s Day of Giving, April 25, and how it helps New York area students.

 

FEATURED EVENT:  New York Returning to Our Roots Community Leaders Breakfast

In a first-of-its-kind event, UNCF and The Abyssinian Baptist Church are teaming up to conduct an April 26 breakfast to further raise awareness of the need for college education in the local community.  Lead sponsor of and catering by Sylvia’s.  For more information or to sponsor the event, please contact Sandra Owens at sandra.owens@uncf.org.

UNCF New York Raises More Than $500K for HBCUs and Deserving Students at its “A Mind Is…” Gala

UNCF celebrated its 75th anniversary just a few days ago in the Big Apple. While always a significant player in the organization’s fundraising efforts, New York City has also had a unique tie to UNCF—75 years ago, the organization was founded and incorporated there with the help of many noted business leaders and philanthropists of the time. The March 21 event honoring supportive New York corporations and philanthropists, including long time UNCF advocate and education change-maker former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, raised more than a half a million dollars to invest in UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the deserving students that attend them. >> Read More


Scenes from the 2019 UNCF New York “A Mind Is…” Gala

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

 

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