Gary, Indiana (PRWEB) February 06, 2016
UNCF Northwest Indiana Leadership Council Hosts Its 3rd Annual Gary Mayor’s Breakfast
The Honorable Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosts event
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Northwest Leadership Council will host its 3rd annual Gary Mayor’s Breakfast on Feb. 10th at the Genesis Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. Hosted by the Honorable Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, the event will be attended by more than 300 business, civic and education leaders in support of UNCF’s work in providing Northwest Indiana students the resources to get to and through college.
"The consistent commitment of Mayor Freeman-Wilson and members of UNCF Northwest Leadership Council in investing in Better Futures® is commendable,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF President and CEO. “UNCF is proud of the partnership that raises awareness and bring us together with stakeholders whose commitment is critical in our work."
“I am pleased to again host the Mayor’s Breakfast presented by the UNCF Northwest Indiana Leadership Council,” said Mayor Freeman-Wilson. As a member of the Northwest Indiana Leadership Council, I am relentless in supporting UNCF’s mission while improving the educational outcomes of the students of Gary, Indiana. Investing in our youth not only develops the next generation of leaders, but improves our communities.”
Formed in 2007, UNCF’s Northwest Leadership Council has awarded more than 60 scholarships and raised more than $400,000 in support of Northwest Indiana students. This year’s event sponsors include: the Gary Mayor’s Office, Nipsco, Faegre Baker Daniels and Republic. The Keynote Speaker is The Rev. R.E. Robinson of St. John’s Baptist Church. The Wirt-Emerson Choir will provide the entertainment at the event.
To purchase individual tickets, which are $35, or for sponsorship information, please contact 219/881-1302 or ddelk(at)ci.gary.in.us
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.