UNCF Detroit

“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 Michigan and around the country?

UNCF Detroit 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 UNCFDET 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 Detroit will make the connection. Contact us today at uncfmichigan@uncf.org to learn how you can help.

News and Events

UNCF Sunday Scheduled for Detroit Area
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church (Host Church)
18700 James Couzens Fwy.
Detroit, MI  48235
7:00 AM & 11:00 AM Services

Learn more about UNCF's National Faith and Education Initiative and how your place of worship can help.


UNCF Detroit Leadership Council

  • Nadine Cook; Marketing and Community Relations Consultant; St. John Providence Health System: Council Chair
  • Kenny Akinwale; CEO/Owner; Q Group LLC
  • Linda Forte; SVP, Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer; Comerica Bank
  • Barbara Hughes Smith; Guidance Counselor Department Head; Detroit Public Schools
  • Mable Jones; AAA of Michigan (retired)
  • Curtis H. B. Kilpatrick; President, Detroit Inter-Alumni Council/DIAC
  • Gwen Moore; Communications and External Partnerships; Ford Motor Company
  • Cathy Nedd; Chief Operating Officer; Michigan Chronicle
  • Juliette Okotie-Eboh; Senior Vice President; MGM Grand Detroit
  • Vivian R. Pickard; Director, Public Policy; General Motors Company
  • John Reeves; Chief Executive Officer; Triad Global Solutions
  • Shawn Torrence; Vice President, Business Development; The Mardon Group


UNCF Detroit Staff

The support I received from UNCF has been invaluable through my college tenure. UNCF goes above and beyond to invest in individuals who are determined to succeed despite the odds. I am forever indebted to UNCF for their support on my path to excellence! 

D'Alluntae V.