UNCF to Host Jacksonville Leaders’ Luncheon

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Tom Joyner will deliver the keynote address for the event focused on supporting education

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UNCF’s Jacksonville-area office will host the 11th Annual Jacksonville Leaders’ Luncheon on Dec. 7 at the Omni Hotel & Resorts. Tom Joyner, host of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” will deliver the keynote address. More than 400 civic and education leaders, including Nathaniel Glover, president of Edward Waters College and Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University are expected to attend the event, which will focus on providing a quality education for minority students. Theresa Warren, assistant vice principal, Fifth Third Bank, serves as chair of the event. The event will be emceed by WFOX TV-30 anchors, Tenikka Hughes and John Bachman.

“We invite all members of the Jacksonville community to join us as we raise money to send deserving young people to college,” said Anita Henri, UNCF’s regional development director. “Everyone who believes that ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste®’ should attend as we inspire and empower our young people to secure passports to opportunity by way of their college

UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships to minority students, provides support to 37 private member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and awards more than 10,000 scholarships a year to students attending more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S.

As of today, the 11th annual Jacksonville Leaders’ Luncheons sponsors include AT&T, Fifth Third Bank, Publix, CBC Bank and Wells Fargo; media sponsors are Cox Communications and ONYX magazine.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase individual tickets, which are $100, please call Jazmine Barnes at 407.896.6940.

About UNCF
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.

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