UNCF Builds Stronger Communities Through Education at the Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon

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U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings serves as keynote speaker; Lisa Salters, Monday Night Football, sideline reporter, serves as mistress of ceremonies

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WHAT: Building stronger communities through education is the focus of the second annual UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon on October 19th. More than 100 community influencers are scheduled to attend, including keynote speaker United States Rep. Elijah Cummings, honorary chair Lou Hutt, president and CEO of The Hutt Company and Lisa Salters, Monday Night Football’s side line reporter. Benefitting the next generation of leaders, the event will raise vitally needed funds for students wishing to fulfill their dreams of obtaining a college education. Events such as these, helped award more than $5 million last year to the thousands of students who attend colleges across Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.


WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:30 a.m.-Networking and Registration
12:00 p.m.- Luncheon and Program

WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045

To purchase tickets, which are $100, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Coke at 202.810.0333, jennifer.coke(at)uncf.org, or visit http://www.uncf.org/howardcountyluncheon.


About UNCF
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.

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