Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) August 24, 2016
The fourth annual UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, August 26, at the Sinclair Community College’s Charity Early Auditorium. The event brings together more than 200 of Ohio’s business, civic and education leaders who support UNCF’s efforts in providing quality education for minority students. Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr., the newly appointed president of Wilberforce University, will provide opening remarks. The Honorable Nan Whaley, Dayton’s mayor, will deliver the keynote address.
“Access to education is essential to the success of the Dayton community,” Whaley said. “By breaking down the barriers in our community and providing support through organizations like UNCF, our citizens will have the opportunity to thrive.”
Events such as the Mayor’s Luncheon are vitally important in providing the necessary resources for Ohio students to get to and through college. Last year’s luncheon raised more than $20,000 in support of these efforts.
“UNCF is determine to create a college-ready culture for the next generation of leaders,” said Natalie Coles, UNCF area development director. “As a community, it is imperative to unite in the development of our young people—securing better futures for us all.”
Sponsors of the luncheon are the CareSource Foundation and Honda of America Manufacturing.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit UNCF.org or call 614.221.5309.
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.