Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2016
More than 500 business, civic and education leaders from across California are expected to attend the inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball in Los Angeles on March 11. The event, hosted by UNCF Los Angeles Leadership council and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, will help provide area students the resources to get to and through college.
"The commitment of Mayor Garcetti in investing in Better Futures is commendable,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF president and CEO. “UNCF is proud of this partnership that raises awareness and brings us together with stakeholders whose commitment is critical in our work in supporting students to make it to and through college."
Carl Ballton, retired president of Union Bank Foundation and Helen Easterling Williams, EdD, dean and professor of education, Pepperdine University will be recognized with the UNCF Masked Award in Los Angeles for their dedication and support of UNCF’s work.
“I am so proud to be a part of the UNCF legacy and am thrilled to honor two amazing leaders that have made a tremendous impact in our communities,” said Dana Goland, regional development director. “In the last 5 years, since we hosted our first Masked Ball, we have invested more than $2m in the education of local students in the Greater Los Angeles area.”
Chris Schauble, KTLA 5 News co-anchor, will be master of ceremonies at the ball, which begins at 6 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott. Award winning artist, Chante Moore, will headline the event that features a live auction, elegant dining, and dancing.
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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 nearly 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. 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."® Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.