Yes, you heard it right… the UNCF 32nd Annual Mayors Masked Ball Atlanta raised a record 1.1 million dollars for Georgia scholarships. I had so many events to cover last weekend and this was a personal favorite I could not attend. But I’m happy to share this AWESOME news and other highlights including a LIVE performance by Johnny Gill!
More than 1,500 guests attended UNCF (United Negro College Fund) gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and was hosted by the Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta, UNCF’s President and CEO, Dr. Michael L. Lomax and Executive Vice President Maurice E. Jenkins.
Celebrities in attendance were: Comedian Chris Tucker, Actress Kim Fields, Recording Artist Demetria McKinney, Race actor Stephan James, R&B singer Kelly Price, R&B singer Tamia, American Crime Story actress Cocoa Brown, Comedian George Wallace, Comedian Myra J, Comedian and Actor/Comedian Don “DC” Curry, Filmmaker Roger M. Bobb, Reality star Dwight Eubanks, Reality star Maja Sly, NBA Atlanta Falcons part owner Grant Hill and wife singer Tamia, NBA Hall of Famer, former Atlanta Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo, TV and film actress Jasmine Burke, HGTV host Egypt Sherrod, Married to Medicine Dr. Heavenly and Dr. Damon Kimes and Olympian track star and Morehouse alum, Edwin Moses.
PHOTOS by Quinn Hood
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 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. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at www.uncf.org.