(PRWEB) September 05, 2017
Each year, this highly anticipated fundraising event named in honor of UNCF’s beloved friend and volunteer, Dr. Maya Angelou, raises funding for deserving students and honors a group of distinguished women whose contributions to their community and respective fields are extraordinary.
This year’s Maya Angelou Women Who Lead honorees include the Honorable Yvonne Mims Evans, North Carolina superior court judge; Carlenia Ivory, city council member, family engagement specialist and community advocate; Jada S. Grandy-Mock, SVP, CRA strategies director south region, Fifth Third Bank; Moira Quinn, COO and SVP of Communications Charlotte Center City Partners; Tanya Blackmon, EVP and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Novant Health; and Toni L. Freeman, EVP Arts & Science Council.
Beginning at noon on September 23 at the Westin Charlotte, the who’s who of Charlotte, including Julian Brittano, actor on OWN’s network series “Greenleaf,” Maria Howell, actress in “Hidden Figures” and Cherise Belnavis, serving as mistress of ceremonies, will be in attendance.
Guests are also encouraged to attend the “Morning Glory Affair” from 10 a.m. - noon, where they will have the opportunity to shop, network and be selected to compete in the crowd favorite HATitude and Bow Tie competition.
Proceeds from both events will provide necessary resources to North Carolina students and UNCF-member institutions in North Carolina: Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw University. Last year, over $143,000 was raised in support of those efforts through corporate and community relationships. Wells Fargo and Novant Health are the sponsors of this year’s events.
For more information or to purchase tickets, which start at $150, visit uncf.org/mawwll or contact: tiffany.jones(at)uncf(dot)org or call 704.377.8625
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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. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.