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UNCF Seattle

“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 Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and around the country?

UNCF Seattle is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Our goal is to be able to provide every local minority student with the funds they need to support their college education and promote awareness of UNCF in the Pacific Northwest.

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 Seattle will make the connection. Contact us today at infoseattle@uncf.org to learn how you can help.

Did You Know?

UNCF Seattle provides the following support to local students:

  • Portfolio Project 2015-16 students: 64 students
  • ​Portfolio Project Scholarship recipients: 7 students
  • Gates Millennium Scholars: 364 students
  • Alaskan Scholarship recipients: 9 students
  • ​Pacific Northwest Scholarship recipients: 13 students
  • Local students attending UNCF-member institutions: 235 students

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UNCF Leadership Council


  • Chris Bennett, The Seattle Medium Newspaper
  • Ron Bennett, American Pacific Mortgage
  • Dr. Chelsia Berry, Seattle Central College
  • Carmen Best, Seattle Police Department Headquarters
  • Dr. Al Black, University of Washington Professor (retired)
  • Nicole L. Black, Esq., CMS Seattle Regional Office
  • Sarita Carter, Seattle Seahawks
  • Dwane Chappell, City of Seattle
  • Bill Dickens Sr., Tacoma Public Utilities
  • Charlene Francisco
  • Kercedric Holley-Bell, U.S. Bank
  • Mele M. Hunter, Key Private Bank
  • Shaunta Hyde, Alaska Airlines
  • Chris Michael Garrett, AXA
  • Carl Gipson, AT&T
  • Barry Jennings, Microsoft
  • Nina Jennings, Amazon
  • John Leach, Owner, LaserWriting (Retired)
  • Anthony Metoyer, Boeing
  • Nate Miles, Lilly
  • Eric Pettigrew, Representative, 37th Legislative District
  • Dr. Skip Rowland, Bannercross
  • Debra Smiley, Laird Norton Wealth Management
  • Anthony Shoecraft, City of Seattle
  • Dr. George Wallerstein, University of Washington
  • Jaliya Washington, UNCF
  • Ruby Wells, Vulcan Inc.
  • Marvin White, Aptevo Therapeutics
  • Adonis Williams, Portfolio Project


  • Domonique Debnam, Nike
  • Joy Fowler, Umpqua Bank
  • Vicki Guinn, MS, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
  • Michelle Harper, Portland Parks and Recreation (Retired)
  • Sheila Holden, Pacific Power
  • Mimi Hunter, Nike
  • Keyanus Jacobo, Nike
  • Shauncey Mashia, Jordan Brand
  • Kelly L. Michael, Kaiser Permanente
  • Larry Miller, Jordan Brand
  • Michael Montgomery, U.S. Bank
  • Mira Moore, Business Consultant
  • April Murphy,City of Portland
  • Shelia Searight, Intel
  • Patricia Simpson, Nike


  • Vonnie Gaither, Community Volunteer, Retired
  • Johnny Gibbons, Dickerson and Gibbons Inc.
  • Dr. William Green, Pastor, Eagle River Missionary Baptist Church
  • Ruth McConnell, Community Volunteer
  • Marva Watson, Director of Diversity, University of Alaska Anchorage

UNCF Seattle Staff