UNCF Philadelphia Local Office to Host Mayor’s Masked Ball — 650 Expected to Attend Fundraising Event March 19

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More than 650 business, civic and education leaders from across Pennsylvania are expected to attend the inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball in Philadelphia on March 19. The event, hosted by the local office of UNCF and Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney, will help provide area students the resources to get to and through college.

UNCF Philadelphia Local Office to Host Mayor’s Masked Ball
650 expected to attend fundraising event March 19

More than 650 business, civic and education leaders from across Pennsylvania are expected to attend the inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball in Philadelphia on March 19. The event, hosted by the local office of UNCF and Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney, will help provide area students the resources to get to and through college.

"The commitment of Mayor Kenney 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."

Charisse R. Lillie, vice president Community Investment of Comcast Corporation, Nicholas DeBenedictis, chairman Aqua America, Inc. and Evelyn F. Smalls, president and CEO, United Bank of Philadelphia will be recognized with the UNCF Masked Award for their dedication and support of UNCF’s work.

Sheinelle Jones, anchor Weekend Today and Rick Williams, anchor WPVI 6ABC will co-host the signature fundraising event to be held at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It will feature a live auction, elegant dining, dancing and live entertainment from Grammy®-nominated R&B singer Eddie Levert.

This year’s event is made possible by presenting sponsors including Independence Blue Cross, PECO, Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 Comcast Spectacor.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact greg(dot)lyles(at)uncf(dot)org or 215.925.9044.

Follow this event @uncf #MMBPHL #UNCF

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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 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.

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