UNCF Fort Wayne Leadership Council Holds Inaugural Mayor’s Breakfast
Mayor Tom Henry will host event
City of Fort Wayne, Mayor's Office
(FORT WAYNE, IN) — The Fort Wayne UNCF Leadership Council will hold its inaugural Fort Wayne Mayor's Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., May 18, at the Indiana Tech Law School. Hosted by Mayor Tom Henry, the event will be attended by business, civic and education leaders in support of UNCF's work in providing Fort Wayne students the resources to get to and through college. Chris Cathcart, vice chancellor of student affairs at Ivy Tech Community College-Fort Wayne, will deliver the keynote address.
"UNCF is proud of the partnerships that raises awareness and bring us together with stakeholders whose commitment is critical in our work," said Andrea Neely, regional development director. "The commitment of Mayor Henry and members of Fort Wayne UNCF Leadership Council in investing in better futures is admirable and pays dividends when they become the next generation of leaders."
"The city of Fort Wayne is committed to being a leader in providing opportunities for students to succeed," Henry said. "We're looking forward to being part of the upcoming breakfast to highlight the positive momentum and investments we're experiencing in our community."
Formed in 2007, UNCF's Fort Wayne Leadership Council has awarded more than 60 scholarships and raised more than $160,000 in support of Fort Wayne and Allen County students. "This event provides an opportunity to help demonstrate our commitment to support our local students here in Fort Wayne and the importance of equal access to higher education for our students," said Brad Stiles, Fort Wayne UNCF Leadership Council chair.
Current sponsors of the Fort Wayne Mayor's Breakfast include Parkview Health, Questa Foundation for Education and Indiana Tech Law School.
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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark: A mind is a terrible thing to waste.® Learn more atUNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF.