NewsUnited Negro College Fund (UNCF) Celebrates 80th Birthday

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Celebrates 80th Birthday

The organization has aided diverse students in obtaining scholarships and propelling their academic futures since 1946.

UNCF is celebrating decades of student empowerment through policy, scholarship, and programming for diverse scholars. Its mission still stands to provide students of color with the necessary resources and funds needed for their academic future.

Equally important, the radio-thon commenced in Chicago. The city’s No.1 RnB station, the Omni Channel, is currently hosting a 24-hour fundraising effort for the UNCF. Celebrity callers like Howard Hewitt, Evelyn “Champagne” King and Ronald Isley, will encourage listeners to donate for its birthday. Inspired listeners also can hear the all-day program via its website.

In a statement of its longstanding legacy toward helping underrepresented students, UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax shared his excitement on the milestone.

“We are proud of the generations of scholars who have benefited from UNCF’s programs and are now leaders in their respective fields. As we look to the future, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed.”

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Source: Black Enterprise


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