FLORENCE, S.C. (PRWEB) November 28, 2016
More than 500 business, civic and education leaders from across the South Carolina are expected to attend the UNCF Florence/ Pee Dee Mayor’s Masked Ball on Dec 2, 2016. This exciting event, hosted by Mayor Stephen Wukela, will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support to UNCF-member institutions. This year’s fundraising goal is $150,000.
Honorary co-chairs are Timothy Norwood, owner Victor’s Bistro and Marie Saleeby, senior vice president, McLeod Regional Medical Center. Every year, UNCF recognizes community leaders for their dedication and support of UNCF’s work and their commitment to higher education. The Masked Award honorees are long-time gala chair and UNCF supporter, Mrs. Starlee Alexander and Reverend Dr. William P. Diggs, who established the UNCF campaign in Florence and is a noted civil rights activist and educator.
Actress Kim Fields will be the celebrity guest speaker. The event will be held at the Florence Civic Center and will feature elegant dining, dancing and the Parade of Masks. Favorite local band, Painted Man will provide entertainment. Sponsors include Sonoco, Honda, McLeod Health, Duke Energy, Roche Carolina, Mr. & Mrs. Arnett James (McDonald’s Florence Co-Op), Trinity Baptist Church, Pee Dee Medical Association, Ideal Funeral Parlor and Santee Electric.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Program & Dinner at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Florence Civic Center
3300 W Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501
For more information or to purchase tickets: visit uncf.org or call: 843.472.1614
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.