UNCF Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball Virtual in 2020
By: UNCF Atlanta
The Ball, December 19th at 6 p.m., is Atlanta's premiere fund-raising gala benefitting UNCF-member institutions This year's event will be presented in a virtual customized platform. Ticket holders will have access to the ball via the digital platform.
"2020 has been a challenging year, so much as changed but our mission has remained the same. The Mayor's Masked Ball has always been our largest event of the year. Creating an experience that would bring the familiarity of the "live" ball with the comfort and safety of a large gathering was the challenge. The Virtual event this year will bring that familiarity but also some new experiences that guests will remember for many years to come," said Justine Boyd, UNCF Regional Development Director.
Atlanta's Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms will host, Lynn Whitfield is Mistress of Ceremony and entertainment will be provided by Jermaine Dupri.
Co-chairs for the event are Charles Johnson, Truist Securities and Andrea Carter, Global Payments. The Billye Suber Aaron Masked Award Honors will go to Helen Smith Price, The Coca Cola Foundation, and Eduardo Martinez, the UPS Foundation.
The Ball's Presenting Sponsor is Chick-Fil-A. Marquis Sponsors include Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Truist Securities, Global Payments and UPS. Tickets are $750 and the dress code for this virtual happening includes anything from Glam PJs to gowns and tuxedos.
The Mayor's Masked Ball founded by Billye Aaron and Ambassador Andrew Young, former Mayor of Atlanta, is hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors andl businesses and involves celebrities, dignitaries, civil leaders, public officials and alumni who support UNCF's mission of investing in Better Futures for us all by getting students to and through college.
The fund-raising success of The Mayor's Masked Ball over the years has enabled thousands of students to receive financial support to complete their studies. There are 37 UNCF schools; four are located in Atlanta (Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College and interdenominational Theological Center Paine College in Augusta. During the 2019-20 school year, UNCF Atlanta awarded 700 students over $9 million in scholarships. For more information, visit UNCF.org/Atlanta or call 404.302.8623.
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