UNCF Greater New York Celebrates the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

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UNCF Greater New York Celebrates the life and achievements of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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January 12, 2016
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UNCF Greater New York Alumni Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast

The UNCF Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council (GNYIAC) will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on January 18th. For 26 years, this event has celebrated the life and achievements of UNCF alumnus Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College graduate of the class of 1948. The 2016 honorees include: GNYIAC Volunteer, Sherman Perkins, and the Queens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for their dedication to and support of UNCF. The Keynote Speaker is The Rev. Henry T. Simmons of St. Albans Congregational Church and there will be remarks by Sen. Charles Schumer. Adrianna Hicks, featured in the Broadway production of The Color Purple, will perform.

"We are so excited to be expanding the UNCF footprint in the New York area and to be working with top business and political leaders to make this year's event a major success," stated Fred D. Mitchell, UNCF Vice President of Development. "For the second year, AARP is the lead sponsor of this Breakfast. Hundreds of students from New York are currently attending UNCF member institutions and receiving necessary scholarships, and our local alumni continue to play an integral role in supporting the UNCF mission and most importantly, our students.”

WHO: UNCF Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council
WHAT: 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast
WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2016, 9 am -12 pm
WHERE: Antun’s; 96-43 Springfield Boulevard; Queens Village, NY

For more information about the UNCF Greater New York Office Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast
contact: 212.820.0155.

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. Learn more at http://www.uncf.org.
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