“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 Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, southern New Jersey and around the country?
UNCF Philadelphia is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. UNCF Philadephia partners with corporations, foundations, small business, government and individuals to raise scholarship funds for deserving students who reside in this community, who otherwise would not be able to go to and through college.
Thank you for your generosity on Giving Tuesday!
Your donations raised needed funds to support UNCF’s mission to help students get to and through college. UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding.
Text UNCFPHIL 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 Philadelphia will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.
Did you know?
UNCF Philadelphia oversees these scholarships for area students:
- Unclaimed Diamonds - Youth Empowerment Scholarship
- Anonymous Pittsburgh Scholarship
- Elmer Roe Deaver Scholarship
- Air Products Scholarship Program
News and Events
Philadelphia Mayor's Masked Ball Raises $532,000
Hosted by Mayor James F. Kenney, 600 guests attended the fifth annual Mayor’s Masked Ball held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. With an impressive event opening of $370k raised, an additional $162k was donated through a live auction and an on-site appeal. For their dedication and support of UNCF, the 2017 MASKED recipients included: Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; the Right Bishop Gregory Ingram and Rev. Jessica Ingram of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross. >>Read More
Philadelphia Sun (3/24/17) All Around Philly: Social Scene: United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball 2017
I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Philadelphia United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball on March 18. The annual fundraiser was supported by over 600 guests and volunteers at The Pennsylvania Convention Center. >>Read More
Scoop USA (3/24/17) UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball
WPVI-TV (2/16/17) Honoring Contributions to Education
Thursday, the Delaware Valley United Negro College Fund held its third annual Faith for Education Afternoon Tea in Penn's Landing. The event honors women who have contributed to the education of youth. In addition to a traditional tea, there was also live music entertainment and door prizes. The money raised helps African-Americans get to, and through, college. >> View the report
Scenes from the Faith for Education Afternoon Tea