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UNCF Mayor's Luncheon in Dayton Helps Send Deserving Students In Pursuit of a Higher Education


Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard will serve as keynote speaker

DAYTON, Ohio (PRWEB) July 25, 2018

UNCF unites the community for a great cause—education—hosting its sixth annual Mayor's Luncheon at the David H. Ponitz Conference Center on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:00am. The event brings together more than 200 of Ohio's business, civic and education leaders who support UNCF's efforts in providing resources to minority students in pursuit of a higher education and operational support to UNCF 37 member institutions. Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard will deliver the keynote address emphasizing the importance of education in securing better communities for us all.

"Dr. Pinkard is a passionate and compelling speaker. I know this Mayor's Luncheon is going to be an afternoon to remember as we continue the work of getting minority students to and through college," said Andrea Neely, UNCF regional development director.

Events such as the Mayor's Luncheon are vitally important in providing the necessary resources for Ohio students to get to and through college. Last year, UNCF awarded 58 scholarships to Central Ohio students totaling $736,184 in scholarships and raised over $21,000 from the luncheon in support of these efforts.

With the support of this year's sponsors, UNCF continues the diligent work of investing in young people. Gold sponsors of the luncheon are Honda and Premier Health.

"We are excited to participate … [We] know this is going to be a wonderful event," said Diane Ewing, chief liaison to the president/CEO of Premier Health.

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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. 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. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in."® Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.

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