Edited:Michael Thomas (Special Thanks Diane Larshae -Larshae Commnications & Justin Boyd-UNCF Atlanta)
Atlanta is known for many things, including great food, music, the world busiest airport, however giving back for a worthy cause is one of the unknown traditions in the metro Atlanta area. The UNCF Mayors Masked Ball Atlanta., is the pinnacle of charity events. This year, the 33rd annual event raised a record-breaking 1.1 million dollars and of those funds celebrities such as Future (Rapper), Tyrese Gibson (Singer/Actor), Rapper Young Jeezy, and Usher Raymond each made a $25,000.00 donation.
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste but a wonderful thing to invest in”-UNCF Motto
UNCF is the nation’s’ largest and most effective minority education organization. The UNCF Mayors Masked Ball Atlanta is a premier fundraising gala and major social event that aims to raise social awareness of the need and benefits of a college education.
The annual event brings out The Who’s Who in Atlanta and the nation. In attendance were Ambassador Andrew Young (Civil Rights Activist), Randy Rolle-Bahamas Consul General Atlanta, Simone Edwards- WNBA (Jamaica), Roger Bobb, Dr, Heavenly (Married to Medicine), Usher Raymond, Tyrese Gibson, Future, Jeezy, Jay Anthony Brown, (Tom Joyner Morning Show), Chaka Zulu (Manager of Rapper Ludacris), Dr. Jackie Walters (Married to Medicine), Egypt Sherrod (Property Virgins), Angie Stone, , Phaedra Parks (Real Housewives of Atlanta), and many more civic leaders, dignitaries, celebrities, volunteers and friends of UNCF.
It was a spectacular night filled with laughter, with the hilarious MC of the evening Jay Anthony Brown. A memorable performance from one of the living legends Sheila E, who tore the house down with her buzz-worthy performance.
It’s not too late to make a contribute to make a difference in a young man or woman’s life today. The UNCF supports universities in the Caribbean region including the University of the Virgin Islands. Please visit www.uncf.org to learn more.
Photo Gallery (Zeriba Media and Caribbean Media Network)