NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) October 25, 2016
UNCF is pleased to announce Mr. Roderic F. Teamer, Sr. as the new leadership council chairman for the New Orleans market. In this role, Teamer works closely with the Regional Development Director to ensure that the New Orleans Leadership council works effectively and efficiently to assist carrying out the mission of UNCF and supporting the efforts in raising funds to get kids to and through college.
“The opportunity to raise scholarship funds for young students in need of financial aid is a cause close to my heart,” said Teamer. “Helping young people get a college education is one way we can inspire and empower our youth and improve our community and the wider world.”
“We are excited to have Mr. Teamer on board strengthening our fundraising and outreach efforts for UNCF,” said LaJuana Chenier, UNCF regional development director. “His extensive background in community outreach will leverage existing partnerships and build new ones in order to expand UNCF’s blueprint of providing students with a quality education.”
Currently, Teamer serves as director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Understanding the plight of minorities seeking a seat at the table, Teamer works diligently to provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders.
The New Orleans UNCF Leadership Council is a group of influential community leaders committed to helping the New Orleans area execute various initiatives that assist students in getting the college education they need. Teamer will lead a group of members that represent a broad range of sectors within the community who assist in executing various initiatives which support student scholarship and local UNCF member schools, Xavier and Dillard Universities.
To stay connected to the local New Orleans area office of UNCF, visit UNCF.org/nola or follow on social media @uncf_nola @uncfnola.
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.