The United Negro College Fund in NY is proud to announce their Emerging Leaders Inaugural event “What a Time to be Alive”.
Led by young professionals from the NYC area, the event works to bring together millennials of various professions and collegiate experiences to impact shared concerns for educational equity and opportunity:
“Like most markets and organizations UNCF has to make a concerted effort to engage and harness the energy and passion of the young adults who will very soon inherit key leadership positions,” says Fred Mitchell, Vice President for Development of the Northern and Midwest Divisions of UNCF
The Emerging Leaders kick-off event takes place the same evening of the annual UNCF “A mind is…” Gala held in New York City. The gala brings together benefactors, sponsors, university presidents, UNCF Board members and a host of notables in business, politics, media and entertainment.
The “What A Time to be Alive” event will feature appearances by Miss Universe Ghana 2015, Hilda Akua, and “Boardwalk Empire” Actor Justiin Davis.
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 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 over 1,100 colleges and universities. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”