UNCF, Mayor Mike Rawlings and Business, Civic and Education Leaders Party With a Purpose in Support of Education at the Inaugural Dallas UNCF Masked Ball

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Event Will Support North Texas Students, Providing Them With the Tools and Support They Need to Succeed In School and In Life

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The Dallas office of UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) will be joined by Mayor Mike Rawlings to party with a purpose at the inaugural UNCF Masked Ball on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Dallas. The annual event is an evening of elegance in support of education that will bring together an estimated 500 business, civic and education leaders to raise vitally needed funds to help North Texas students get to and through college.

In addition to a live auction and award presentations, guests will be treated to electric performances by Chante Moore and Heatwave.

Media Release to follow with additional details. Please contact Anthony Owens at 202.210.0862 or Anthony.Owens(at)uncf(dot)org to secure interviews and obtain background information.

WHO:         UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

WHAT:         UNCF Masked Ball

WHEN:            Saturday, February 22, 2014
                Media Check-In at 5:00 PM.

WHERE:    Sheraton Hotel Downtown Dallas
                Dallas Ballroom
                401 Olive Street
                Dallas, Texas

About UNCF
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 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 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at UNCF.org

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