(PRWEB) June 16, 2016
Longtime philanthropist Cedric the Entertainer to be honored as UNCF St. Louis person of the year
WHAT: 2016 UNCF St. Louis Evening of Stars Concert Gala: Nine-time Grammy®-nominated recording artist Ledisi headlines the inaugural UNCF St. Louis Evening of Stars Concert Gala honoring actor, comedian and philanthropist Cedric the Entertainer. Since the scholarship’s inception in 2002, the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 and assisted more than 50 students in achieving a college education. Proceeds from this fundraising gala will raise public awareness and further provide Missouri students with resources to get to and through college.
WHEN: Sunday, July 31: VIP Reception: 6-7 p.m. Concert: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Sheldon Performing Arts Center, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
WHO: UNCF Missouri/Kansas area office
- Cedric the Entertainer – Person of the year
- Southeast Missouri State University – Organization of the year
- Kielah Harbert & Wilglory Tanjong – Youth of the year
Guaranteed to be an electrifying event, sponsors include: Build-A-Bear, Ameren, Southeast Missouri State University, Wells Fargo, Ascension Healthcare and Hyatt Hotels.
To purchase tickets ranging from $45 to $120, please visit: http://www.aneveningofstarsstl.com
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UNCF (the 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, supports and 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 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.