UNCF to Host 2nd Annual Dayton UNCF Mayors Luncheon to Benefit Underserved Students and Address Issues in Education

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Mayor Nan Whaley Will Serve as Host to Dayton Area Business, Education and Civic Leaders

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UNCF is proud to announce that Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will host its 2nd annual UNCF Mayors Luncheon on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Sinclair Conference Center. The Luncheon will bring together 250 Dayton area business, civic and education leaders to support UNCF’s work to create a college ready culture that provides students with the support they need to get to and through college.

“Today, when having a college education is more important than ever, investing in our young people’s futures is more important than ever if we are to be competitive in today’s economy. UNCF works to ensure our future leaders have the opportunity to obtain the college degrees they need, and our nation needs them to have,” said Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D, UNCF President and CEO. “Today, we are continuing that investment here in Dayton, and it is one that will pay dividends for all of us as they become our next generation of leaders.”

In addition to Mayor Whaley, Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless, Trotwood Mayor Joyce Sutton Cameron, Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson and Montgomery County Commissioners are scheduled to attend the Luncheon—highlighting the critical importance of building a robust pipeline of college-edcuated African Americans.

UNCF supports more than 350 students in the Greater Dayton area. In addition UNCF supports more than 10,000 scholarships per year under more than 400 programs to students at 900 colleges and universities across the country.    

The Dayton UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon is sponsored by Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.

“We are thankful to Mayor Whaley, Honda of America Manufacturing, and all our supporters for their strong support of UNCF and of education here in Dayton. When you support UNCF you are truly investing in better futures for our young people,” said Natalie Coles, area development director, UNCF. “Investing in the advancement of minority higher-education benefits our local communities, therefore it is imperative that we come together to help deserving students get to and through college.”

For more information on the Dayton UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon, please contact UNCF at (614) 221-5309 or via email at: natalie.coles(at)uncf(dot)org.

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. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 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. Learn more at http://www.UNCF.org.

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