(PRWEB) September 26, 2016
WHAT: The Princeton Committee of UNCF will host its 16th annual scholarship luncheon to support local students’ efforts to successfully get to and through college. More than 125 guests are expected to attend the event, which benefits deserving students and hopes to raise $40,000 to aid in their financial need. This year’s honorees include Investors Bank; Avis Yates Rivers, CEO, Technology Concepts Group International, LLC; John Harmon, president and CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce New Jersey; Ken Armwood, Middlesex County Freeholder; and Taneshia Nash Laird, CEO, Legacy Business Advisors, LLC.
WHO: Established 16 years ago, the Princeton Committee of UNCF is an all-volunteer committee that raises scholarship funds for deserving, bright and talented young men and women from the Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex counties of New Jersey.
WHEN: 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15
WHERE: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison
INFO: We encourage the community to attend and help inspire the next generation of leaders. To purchase tickets which are $75 per person or for more information, visit UNCF.org/New Jersey
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. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 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