“Events such as the Women of Faith for Education Afternoon Tea stress the importance of HBCUs and provide financial support to students like Kaylynn, who are working diligently to secure better futures for us all,” said Greg Lyles, area development director.
NEW CASTLE, Del. (PRWEB) June 05, 2018
UNCF will host the inaugural Delaware region Women of Faith for Education Afternoon tea at 2 p.m. on June 23 at the Canaan Baptist Church Hall of Faith. Close to 250 corporate partners, religious leaders and community influencers, including event chair Dr. Debbie Bullock, first lady of Canaan Baptist, will be in attendance.
Benefiting deserving students and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), UNCF aims to change the narrative of HBCUs across the nation while getting students to and through college and, ultimately, the workforce.
The event will feature a traditional afternoon tea menu, red-carpet parade of crowns competition, entertainment by nationally-acclaimed gospel artist, Jonno, and a student testimonial provided by Kaylynn Ann Pride. As a UNCF scholarship recipient, Pride has excelled academically as a mass communications major at Delaware State University and also as a community advocate—serving as the reigning Miss Talleyville Delaware 2018. Her platform, “Dancing for Better Health” creates a positive and uplifting environment for young girls while offering affordable dance training.
“Events such as the Women of Faith for Education Afternoon Tea stress the importance of HBCUs and provide financial support to students like Kaylynn, who are working diligently to secure better futures for us all,” said Greg Lyles, area development director. “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.”
With a tradition of honoring phenomenal leaders, UNCF will recognize Dr. Frank G. Pogue, past president of five distinguished universities; and Enid Wallace-Simms, public affairs manager, Delmarva Power, with the Keeper of the Flame award for their steadfast commitment to education.
For over 73 years, UNCF has helped tomorrow’s leaders secure a quality education. With the support of corporate and community donors, including AmeriHealth Caritas, PECO and Wilmington University, the inaugural Women of Faith Afternoon tea will forge the path to education for next generation of area trailblazers.
For more information on how you can make a difference in a student’s life or sponsorship opportunities, contact Gregory L. Lyles at 215.925.9044 or greg.lyles(at)uncf(dot)org
Unable to attend, but want to make a difference in student’s life? Text UNCFPHL to 50555.
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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 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNCF.