Madison, WI (PRWEB) May 25, 2016
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host its inaugural Wisconsin Governor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 2. More than 150 business, education and civic leaders including Gov. Scott Walker; Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University and former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University for Wisconsin-Extension; and Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, will gather to speak on college affordability, increasing access to higher education, and degrees in Wisconsin as a way to grow the middle class, wages and prosperity. The fundraising event will help provide the necessary resources to get Wisconsin students to and through college.
“Higher education plays an important role in preparing students for the workforce and helping individuals realize their unique potential,” Walker said. “One way to expand opportunities for students pursuing higher education is by supporting organizations such as UNCF that offer scholarships to hardworking students.”
“The commitment of Governor Walker is admirable,” Lomax said. “It is vital to the Wisconsin community that we come together to raise awareness of the ongoing fight for quality and affordable education, thus enriching the lives of young people on a quest for better futures.”
Gerard Randall, Jr., executive director of Milwaukee Partnership Academy, is chair of the event.
WHAT: Wisconsin Governor’s Luncheon
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2
WHERE: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
For tickets or more information about the Wisconsin Governor’s Luncheon,
please call: 414.372.6700
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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 http://www.uncf.org/ or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.