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UNCF San Francisco

“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 Northern California, Northern Nevada, Utah, Colorado and around the country?

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

News and Events

Join your Friends at the “A Mind Is…” Gala, November 9. Visit UNCF.org/SFAMIGala for tickets and details!

A Big Night for the Gala

On February 23, 2019, UNCF San Francisco Office held its annual signature “A Mind Is…” Gala at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. This was the biggest “A Mind Is…” Gala ever held in San Francisco. Over 1,000 generous individuals came together to help raise over $525,000. >>Read More



Scenes from the 2018 “A Mind Is…” Gala

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

The San Francisco area office works to:

  • increase the number of regional donors and partners who support the mission and work of UNCF
  • increase the number of college bound and college graduates in the western region who benefit from UNCF scholarship and grants
  • actively participate in and lend a critical voice to local partnerships that support successful transitions to and through college for African American students


San Francisco Leadership Council

Richard S. Kopf, Esq., Chairman
Managing Director – Operations and General Counsel and Secretary (Ret.)
Fremont Group

Hyacinth C. Ahuruonye, CPA
HCA & Co.

Valerie Bell
Vice President, Information Technology Operations

Aben Hill
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
California Bank and Trust

Rhonda Hjort, Esq.
General Counsel
Lucas Film, Ltd.

David Kelly, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
Golden State Warriors

Nicholas Leach, Esq.
Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property
Downstream Chemicals and Midstream Law
Chevron Products Co.

Ophelia Long
Long and Associates

Raymond C. Marshall, Esq.
Sheppard Mullin, LLP

Robert Mitchell, M.D.
UNCF-Fresno Committee

April Madison-Ramsey, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment
Dignity Health

Jeffery Taylor
Senior Vice President, Regional Brokerage Manager
Wells Fargo

Laurie Gibbs-Harris

Markus Achord
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader
Google – Hardware Product Area

Tony Davis
Product Engineer
Lam Research

UNCF San Francisco Staff