(PRWEB) September 18, 2017
Mayor Jeff Longwell Hosts UNCF Wichita Mayor’s Luncheon
Event chaired by Vice Mayor LaVonta Williams
WHAT: The Honorable Jeff Longwell will once again host the annual fundraising event benefiting Kansas students and UNCF-member institutions. UNCF offers scholarships and other academic support to African American college students who have an interest in developing and applying an entrepreneurial mindset to their career pursuits. In addition to this program, UNCF has awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships to students attending colleges in Kansas.
“I urge you to help us in our quest to support educational opportunity growth in our community,” said Longwell. “The funds raised at this luncheon will help students in our community to pursue their dreams and raise themselves, and thusly our city and region, up through higher knowledge and personal betterment.”
WHO: UNCF and the City of Wichita’s Mayor Jeff Longwell
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 5, noon – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Wichita
400 W. Waterman St., Wichita, KS 67202
This year’s sponsors include Koch Industries, Cox Communications, Wichita State University and Wichita Ministerial League.
To purchase tickets, which are $50, please contact the UNCF St. Louis local office at 314.241.5958. If you are unable to attend but want to make a difference, text UNCFSTL to 50555.
Stay connected throughout the year by visiting uncf.org/stlouis
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.