(PRWEB) March 15, 2016
UNCF Hosts Inaugural Raleigh-Durham Mayors’ Masked Ball March 19
WHAT: More than 600 business, civic and education leaders from across North Carolina are expected to at-tend the inaugural UNCF Raleigh-Durham Mayors’ Masked Ball on March 19. The event, co-hosted by Mayors McFarlane and Bell, will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support to UNCF-member institutions Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw University.
WHO: The Honorable Nancy McFarlane (Mayor of Raleigh); The Honorable William V. “Bill” Bell (Mayor of Durham); Dr. Michael L. Lomax (UNCF president and CEO); Tony! Toni! Toné! (award-winning music group) Joel Brown (WTVD); event chair Orage Quarles III (President and Publisher of The News & Observer); event chair William A. Webb (Senior Advisor, Shanahan Law Group); event co-chair Jeanne Frazer (President of vitalink® and a founding partner of HBCUgrow); event co-chair Lori Jones Gibbs (Vice President, Community Development Banking at The Carolinas PNC); event co-chair Antonio F. Knox (Senior Deputy Administrator, North Carolina Credit Union Division, and the 40th Grand Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.); Masked Award honorees Jim and Ann Goodnight, accepting the award on behalf of SAS Institute Inc.; Masked Award honoree Dr. Prezell Robinson (President Emeritus of UNCF-member institution Saint Augustine’s University); Masked Award honoree Dr. Talbert O. Shaw (President Emeritus of UNCF-member institution Shaw University).
The Goodnights, Dr. Robinson, and Dr. Shaw will be recognized with the UNCF Masked Award for their dedica-tion and support of UNCF’s work and their commitment to advancing higher education. Brown will be master of ceremonies at the ball at the Raleigh Convention Center and features a live auction, elegant dining and dancing. Tony! Toni! Toné! will headline the event. Sponsors include PNC Bank, First Citizens Bank, Duke Energy, GEICO, WTVD-TV, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Wells Fargo, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, YMCA of the Tri-angle, AXA Advisors, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC and M&F Bank.
WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016
VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Program & Dinner at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
For more information or to purchase tickets: http://www.uncf.org ▪ 804.359.1581▪ nancy.hughes(at)uncf.org
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.