Dothan, AL (PRWEB) March 18, 2016
UNCF will host a luncheon March 22 to kick off its new UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass Campaign. The informational event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Highland Oaks Golf Course Clubhouse, 904 Royal Pkwy., Dothan, AL 36305.
UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF provides operating funds for 37 member historically black colleges and universities, scholarships and internships for students at more than 1,100 institutions as well as faculty and administrative professional training.
Established in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $4.5 billion to help more than 430,000 students attend and graduate from college. UNCF has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the U.S. government. “We are excited about partnering with the Dothan community to provide much needed resources for deserving students,” said Mayor Mike Schmitz.
For more information about the luncheon or to RSVP, please call Darius McKay, UNCF Leadership Council chair, at 334.714.7096 or email your confirmation to info(at)dariusmckay(dot)com.
For more information about UNCF or to engage in the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass UNCF Campaign, please contact UNCF’s area development director, Cheri Wilson, at cheri(dot)wilson(at)uncf(dot)org or call 205.322.8623
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.