UNCF Mayor’s Ball in Atlanta Breaks Records

Mayprs Ball 2019

UNCF Atlanta’s Mayor’s Masked Ball Breaks 2018 Record Raising Over $1.4 Million

for HBCUs and Deserving Area Students

Sold-out Affair Brought the Who’s Who of Atlanta, raising more than $190,000 alone during the Fund the Mission Appeal

The 36th Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball exceeded its own record-breaking fundraising of 2018 bringing in more than $1.4 Million for 2019. Florida A & M University alumnae Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hosted her second Ball for UNCF member institutions.

Mayors MAsk Ball 2019
Mayor’s Masked Ball Maurice Jenkins, Billye Aaron, Justine Boyd, Dr. Michael Lomax (Case Love Photo)
The sold-out signature fundraising event had more than 1,300 attendees, including UNCF president Michael L. Lomax, honorary co-chairs Helen Smith Price, Coca- Cola Vice President of Global Community Affairs and President of the Coca-Cola Foundation President and Eduardo Martinez, President, The UPS Foundation and UPS Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Ball founders Mrs. Billye Aaron and Ambassador Andrew Young and UNCF member-institution presidents Dr. Mary Schmidt-Campbell (Spelman College), Dr. David Thomas (Morehouse College), Dr. George T. French, (Clark Atlanta University) and Rev. Matthew Wesley William, Interdenominational Theological Center). The Ball culminates the activities for UNCF’s 75th Anniversary.
Mayors Ball 2019
Jermaine Dupri was the honoree of the evening. (Photo Credit: UNCF)
Ball highlights included the presentation of the MASKED award to Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer and Record Executive Jermaine Dupri for his contributions to UNCF, a spectacular main performance by Charlie Wilson, a VIP Masked Award reception, silent and live auctions, elegant dining, dancing and entertainment by Clark Atlanta University Jazz Band and main performance by Charlie Wilson.  A host of celebrities, dignitaries and influencers attended, including Mistress of Ceremony Tamron Hall, Honoree Jermaine Dupri, Morris Chestnut, Shaquille O’Neal,  Lynn Whitfield, Chris Tucker, Tyrese Gibson, Louis Gossett Jr., 2Chainz and wife Kesha Ward, Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe, Kandi and Todd Tucker, Demetria McKinney, Terri J. Vaughn,  Killer Mike, Hank, and Billye Suber Aaron, Ambassador Andrew and Carolyn Young and Ryan Glover.  Bishop William Murphy III, Senior Pastor Dream Center Church.
The premier Atlanta holiday event was made possible by presenting sponsors, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, UPS and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
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For more information, visit www.uncf.org/atlanta  or call 404.302.8623.
 
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 21 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. It’s 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
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Source: Diane Larche’
Larche’ Communications LLC