East Hampton, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2016
The New York local office of UNCF announces its fifth annual “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit to help students in their quest for higher education. More than 300 UNCF supporters will gather August 6 and 7 for one of East Hampton’s premiere events. Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF’s president and CEO, will be on hand to present the Keepers of the Flame award to Reginald Hudlin, president of Hudlin Entertainment; Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson, Radio One; and Derek Jones, managing director, GMC Grosvenor Private Markets, for their extraordinary efforts in championing for education.
“Every summer, I look forward to returning to East Hampton with its rich African American history,” Lomax said. “It is importance as we work to secure better futures for us all that we pay homage to the keepers of the flame for education while passing the torch to the next generation of leaders.”
Karen Hunter, SiriusXM radio talk show host, will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the two-day event encouraging cultivation through conversation and celebration. Saturday, August 6, attendees can enjoy a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. at the private residence of Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics. The electrifying program, includes an exclusive Resort 2017 fashion preview by designer Carlton Jones, silent auction and entertainment by Yotoco. The weekend events continue with a VIP brunch on Sunday, August 7, hosted by Bill and Dianne Plummer and Errol and Paula Taylor.
In its 72-year history, UNCF has raised more than $4.5 billion to support minority students’ quest for a better futures. The Hamptons Summer Benefit helps support this cause, raising more than $140,000 last year to help deserving New York students. Events such as these are made possible by the admirable support of community and corporate partners such as this year’s sponsors, including The Lincoln Motor Company, Grain, Investors Bank and Palladium.
“We are excited to serve as the exclusive automotive sponsor for such a worthy cause,” said Raj Register, Multicultural Communications Manager Lincoln Motor Company. “Supporting arts and culture is one of our brand pillars along with championing innovators like the honorees who reach higher not only from a professional and philanthropic stand point but personally as well.”
Working diligently throughout the year to increase the awareness of UNCF’s mission, this signature event kicks off an electrifying campaign built on impacting the lives of students. For tickets, which start at $125, or more information on this wonderful event, please visit UNCF.org
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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.