UNCF Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon Raises Money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Dr. Freeman A. Hrabrowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County serves as keynote speaker.

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“The experience as a UNCF scholar was the most memorable and gave me preparation into graduate school and a future in research,” says Hollie Adejumo, UNCF Meyer Hoff and Merck Science scholar.

Join UNCF (United Negro College Fund) at the Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. on October 18 at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia. Corporate partners, community leaders and influencers, including keynote speaker Dr. Freeman A. Hrabrowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will be in attendance.

Benefiting Howard County 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, into the workforce.

“Events such as the Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon are vitally important to the sustainability of the community,” said Charles Thompson III, area development director, UNCF. “When we come together to raise funds for area students, we secure brighter futures for us all.”

The third annual luncheon will focus on the importance of education, with powerful remarks from Hollie Adejumo, UNCF Meyer Hoff and Merck Science scholar, and 2016 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in chemistry education—biochemistry. “The experience as a UNCF scholar was the most memorable and gave me preparation into graduate school and a future in research,” says Adejumo. Currently, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Adejumo plans to use her insight to continue to research contaminants in drinking water. Most recently, she worked with an environmental biotech group focused on waste water in Flint, Michigan.

For over 74 years, UNCF has helped tomorrow’s leaders secure a quality education. With the support of corporate and community donors, including BGE, Columbia Association, Howard County Community College, St. John Baptist Church and Comcast, the Howard County Leaders’ Luncheon will continue to forge the path to education for the next generation of area trailblazers.

For more information on how you can make a difference in a student’s life or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Coke at 202.810.0333 or Jennifer.coke@uncf.org
Unable to attend, but want to make a difference in student’s life? Text UNCFDC to 50555.
To stay connected to UNCF throughout the year, please visit: http://www.UNCF.org/dmv

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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. 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.

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