Dothan, AL (PRWEB) December 02, 2016
More than 100 business, civic, community and education leaders from across the Dothan-Wiregrass Area in Alabama are expected to attend the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass Mayor’s Luncheon Dec. 9, 2016. This inaugural event, hosted by Mayor Mike Schmitz, will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support to UNCF-member institutions, including Miles College, Oakwood University, Tuskegee University, Stillman College and Talladega College. Dr. Brian Johnson, president of Tuskegee University, will deliver the keynote address.
Dothan-Wiregrass UNCF campaign chair Darius McKay will serve as honorary chair. Early sponsors include Gold Sponsor MidSouth Bank and Bronze Sponsors, Alfred Saliba Construction, BBVA Compass, Eagle Eye Outfitters, Farley Nuclear Plant and Wells Fargo Bank.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Dothan Country Club
200 S Cherokee Avenue
Dothan, AL 36301
To purchase tickets, which are $50, please visit: Dothan Leaders' Luncheon or call Cheri Wilson at 205.322.8623.
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.