UNCF Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball Honors Music Mogul Jermaine Dupri
Entertainment by R & B Recording Artist Charlie Wilson at this annual Holiday Soiree to raise money for HBCU schools and students.
Founded in 1983 by Billye Aaron and Ambassador Andrew Young, the annual event is Atlanta's premier holiday season social soiree with Host Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, city of Atlanta; Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO, UNCF; event co-chairs Helen Smith Price, president, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and vice president, Global Community Affairs, and Eduardo Martinez, president, The UPS Foundation, and UPS chief diversity and inclusion officer; member institution presidents representing Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and The Interdenominational Theological Center; and a host of celebrities and UNCF friends.
"This year's annual gala is the culminating event celebrating UNCF's 75th anniversary. As we celebrate hosting the Mayor's Masked Ball for 36 years in Atlanta, we know we could not make it successful without the major contributions of our diverse Atlanta community and its outstanding corporations,"
Music Mogul, record producer, and songwriter Jermaine Dupri will receive the UNCF Masked Award for being a beacon of hope in providing quality education to students of color. Dupri, an Atlanta native, has written and produced songs for Mariah Carey, Monica, Da Brat, Jay-Z, Nas, Ludacris and many others. Last year, Dupri was instrumental in the gala's record-breaking $1.3 million raised by donating $50,000 to help HBCUs and deserving area students.
Award-winning R&B recording artist Charlie Wilson, known to rock the house, will be the entertainment as luminaries look to raise more than $1 million for HBCUs and the students they support. Additional event highlights include a VIP Masked Award reception, silent and live auctions, elegant dining, the parade of dignitaries, dancing and dinner
The spectacular event is made possible by marquis sponsors Hank and Billye Aaron and presenting sponsors The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, UPS and The Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit UNCF.org/AtlantaMMB or call 404.302.8623.
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