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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 Virginia and around the country?

UNCF Richmond is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. UNCF Richmond focuses on promoting the mission of the UNCF, its donors and friends—its constituent base.


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 Richmond will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

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UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Impact at Inaugural Virginia Governor’s Luncheon

To help mark its 75 years of work, UNCF hosted the inaugural Virginia Governor’s Luncheon April 29. Nearly 200 faith and educations leaders came out to support UNCF, including the host, Gov. Ralph Northam; state Sen. Rosalyn Dance, Petersburg Mayor Samuel Parham and Richmond City Manager Aretha Benavides. City and government officials representing Chesterfield County, Henrico County and the cities of Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond were also in attendance. >> Read More

A message from the 2019 Keeper of the Flame Award Recipient, Dr. Billy K. Cannaday


The keynote address was given by Johnathan M. Holifield, Executive Director, White House Initiative on HBCUs, White House Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President, U.S. Department of Education.







From Left: Fred Mitchell, UNCF VP, Dev., Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Div.; honoree Frank Hinckle, Dominion Energy; Gov. Northam; Robin Byrd, UNCF Regional Dev. Dir.; Dr. Hakim Lukas, Pres., Virginia Union Univ.; Maurice Jenkins, UNCF Exec. VP/CDO




Hampton Roads: Elegance And Masks On Display At Area’s 2nd UNCF Mayors’ Masked Ball

UNCF hosted its 2nd Mayors’ Masked Ball in Hampton Roads on March 22 at The Main in downtown Norfolk. The star-studded black tie fundraiser made its first appearance in Virginia last year…. The annual “Who’s Who of Hampton Roads” gala is hosted by the area’s mayors of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Newport News who have signed on to support the event. Serving again as Honorary Co-Chairs were two noted and visible members of the local business community: Mark A. Johnson of Sun Trust Bank and Toiya Sosa of GEICO. >>Read More



Scenes from the 2018 UNCF Richmond Pitch for Education



UNCF Donor Roll

Thanks to our generous supporters, who help us help Virginia students

Click to see the 2018 Donor Roll ​

UNCF Richmond Staff