New York, New York (PRWEB) November 10, 2016
Mayor Lovely Warren will welcome more than 300 business, civic and education leaders, including keynote speaker Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of UNCF-member institution Dillard University. Held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Monday, Nov. 14, at noon, the annual fundraising event supports UNCF’s efforts in providing the necessary resources to minority students seeking a quality education. Janet Lomax, Anchor for NBC10 will serve as emcee.
“I’m so grateful to the UNCF for once again bringing the Empower Me Tour to Rochester,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “The Mayor’s Luncheon is my way of supporting this important endeavor that brings educational opportunities to so many city students. Partnering with UNCF on this annual event helps to achieve our goal of bringing more jobs, safer neighborhoods and better educational opportunities to our citizens.”
UNCF is the country’s largest private provider of scholarships to minority students, helping more than 435,000 students graduate from college. Events such as the Rochester Mayor’s Luncheon are vitally important in keeping academic programming competitive and tuition affordable, while producing the next generation of leaders.
"It is through education one learns about themselves. Great change is accomplished by those who know and are confident in their capabilities, said Maya Smith, UNCF scholarship recipient.” “Supporters of education, such as UNCF, play a significant role by providing resources to emerging leaders attending colleges and universities. In the academic setting, these leaders gain the power of knowledge and are able to assist in world change."
“Mayor Warren’s support of the annual UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon is invaluable, said David Walker, regional development director, UNCF” “As we celebrate our 3rd year of hosting this event, it is important that we continue to provide resources to the students of Rochester. We charge our leaders to unite the community in the quest for higher education, thus securing a better future for us all.”
Presenting sponsors are City of Rochester, NY and Delta Air Lines.
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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.