“It’s critical to invest in the lives of our future leaders. We must recognize that education is vital to provide individuals with hope and opportunities to grow and succeed,” said Mayor Henry.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (PRWEB) June 07, 2018
Join UNCF Fort Wayne Leadership Council at the 3rd annual Fort Wayne Mayor’s Breakfast on June 14, 2018 at Ivy Tech Community College, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Hosted by Mayor Thomas C. Henry, more than 100 community influencers, education leaders and supporters of UNCF will gather to raise funding for the next generation of leaders to get to and through college.
“It’s critical to invest in the lives of our future leaders. We must recognize that education is vital to provide individuals with hope and opportunities to grow and succeed,” said Mayor Henry. “I’m appreciative of all of the work that’s taking place in Fort Wayne to assist students as we work together to move our community and region forward in a positive direction with momentum and excitement.”
Since 2007, UNCF’s Fort Wayne Leadership Council has been committed to changing the lives of deserving Fort Wayne and Allen County students through education. Awarding more than 75 scholarships and raising more than $250,000 in funding to help students obtain a college degree, the council’s commitment remains steadfast.
“Helping local students develop their full potential and gain access to the benefits of a college education so they can build meaningful careers and contribute to their communities is the focus of our leadership council’s efforts,” said Brad Stiles, UNCF Fort Wayne Leadership Council chair.
Events such as the Fort Wayne Mayor’s Breakfast are necessary in building thriving communities and are made possible through the support from corporate and community giving. This year’s breakfast sponsors include presenting sponsor, City of Fort Wayne, gold sponsors; Parkview Hospital and Ivy Tech Community College Foundation and over ten table host.
To purchase tickets, which are $35.00, please contact Betty Mitchell at 317/283-3920 or Betty.Mitchell(at)uncf.org.
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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. 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 trademark: A mind is a terrible thing to waste.® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF