UNCF Chicago

“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 Illinois, Wisconsin and around the country?

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

You can make the difference between a student dropping out of college or graduating because of lack of financial resources. 
Text UNCFCHI 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? 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 Chicago will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

Your investment makes a difference in your community


It is truly an honor to work with the members of the UNCF Chicago Leadership Council. They have a passion for ensuring access to higher education for our future change agents.

LaDonna Reed, VP, MCA Sales Integration Manager; Associated Bank

LaDonna Reed, VP, MCA Sales Integration Manager; Associated Bank UNCF Chicago Leadership Council Chair

News and Events


Milwaukee Mayor's Masked Ball Raises $200,000
More than 300 business, civic and education leaders from across Wisconsin attended the second annual UNCF Milwaukee Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Milwaukee Art Museum. With great attendance, the event raised $200K, with $51K donated during the paddle raise. The Milwaukee office of UNCF honored three Masked Award recipients for their commitment to advancing higher education: Dr. Howard Fuller, professor of education and director of the Marquette University Institute for the Transformation of Learning; Deborah McGriff, Ph.D., partner, New Schools Venture Fund; and the late Eric Von, acclaimed broadcast journalist and commentator. >>Read More

UNCF Chicago Staff