The 39th Annual Mayor's Masked Ball Supports the United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund will celebrate its 39th annual Mayor’s Masked Ball in Atlanta on December 17th at the Marriott Marquis. This premier fundraiser focuses on raising awareness of a college education's needs and benefits. The UNCF serves and contributes to historically Black colleges and universities, including students matriculating at Clark Atlanta University. This event is hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, local businesses, and professional organizations. It is an evening of celebration attended by national celebrities, civic leaders, alumni, dignitaries, volunteers, and friends of the UNCF. Justine Boyd leads the efforts for the UNCF in Atlanta, and she joins us today.
Boyd explains that member institutions in Georgia include CAU, Spelman, Morehouse, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Paine College in Augusta. She shares that the Mayor’s Masked Ball is a concept that was created by Ambassador Andrew Young and Billye Suber Aaron 39 years ago in Atlanta. Over $20 billion dollars have been raised. Balls are now held in multiple markets annually.
I asked Boyd if there was one thing about the UNCF that many people didn’t know. She explains that the United Negro College Fund is the largest and most effective educational organization. They provide scholarships to HBCU schools within their network and outside. Additionally, they provide scholarships to primarily white institutions. The UNCF has multiple scholarship opportunities.
Boyd thinks the future is bright for the UNCF. In the last few years, funds raised have increased. For people looking to establish scholarships or endowments in a family name, you can contact her at 404.328.6338
To make contributions to UNCF
To look for UNCF scholarships