UNCF to Host 4th Annual Seminole County Leaders’ Breakfast

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Changing the narrative of HBCUs across the nation; Angela Robinson, actress Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots serves as keynote speaker

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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host the 4th annual Seminole County Leaders’ Breakfast on March 9th at Orlando Marriott Lake Mary beginning at 8:00 a.m. More than 350 will attend, including event keynote speaker Angela Robinson, actress in Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” 2018 Champion of Education, Ingrid B. Nathan and several businesses, civic and education leaders that support UNCF’s work in getting students to and through college will also be in attendance.

Benefiting HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), UNCF aims to change the narrative of HBCUs across the nation by equipping minority students with the resources necessary to transition into college and ultimately the workforce.

“We invite all members of the Seminole County community to join us as we raise money to send deserving young people to college,” said Anita Henri, regional development director, UNCF. “Everyone who believes that ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste®’ should attend, as we inspire and empower our young people to secure passports to opportunity by way of obtaining a college degree.”

With the help of the Seminole County community, $41,785.00 in scholarships were awarded to Seminole County students last year. And now, with the release of UNCF’s new publication, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we know graduates from HBCUs such as UNCF member-institutions Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College and Florida Memorial University contributed $833 million to the total economic impact and over 7,817 jobs in total employment impact to the state of Florida.

“Events such as the Seminole County Leaders’ Breakfast, stress the importance of HBCUs,” said Michael L. Lomax. “HBCUs not only provide a college education for 300,000 students every year, but they are a powerful economic engine: locally, through the jobs they create and the expenditures they make in the cities where they are located, and nationally, through the students they educate and prepare for an information-age workforce.”

Major Breakfast sponsors, include Wells Fargo, Tupperware, Waste Pro, A Duda & Sons, BNY Mellon, Seminole County Sherriff's Office and many other corporations have also sponsored. For more information, to purchase a ticket for $50.00 or to donate, please call Jazmine Barnes at 407.896.6940. or visit UNCF.org/SeminoleBreakfast

Unable to attend, but want to make a difference in student’s life? Text UNCFORL to 50555.

To stay connected to UNCF throughout the year, please visit: http://www.UNCF.org/Orlando


About UNCF
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 17 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 Florida Region on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNCFNCFL.

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