UNCF Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball airs Today on WXIA TV 11 at 11 am
Actress Lynn Whitfield & producer Jermaine Dupri joined online virtual holiday fundraiser to support HBCU students and $800K was Raised
During an historic day, UNCF celebrated its 37th annual Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball online for the first time Dec. 19. The event raised more than $800k for UNCF's historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their students. This year's UNCF Masked Ball honorees were Eduardo Martinez, president, The UPS Foundation, and Helen Smith Price, vice president, global community affairs, and president, Coca-Cola Foundation.
The event was hosted by the honorable Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta.
"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. " stated Justine Boyd, regional development director, UNCF.
Presented by Chick-fil-A, the Bal lis a premier fundraising gala, focusing on raising awareness of the need of a college education and contributions for historically Black colleges and universities. The event co-chairs were Charles J. Johnson, managing director, Entertainment Industries Group Truist Securities and Andrea Carter, senior executive vice president, chief human resources officer, Global Payments. Actress and producer Lynn Whitfield served as mistress of ceremonies and producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri provided a special performance.
During the 2018-19 school year, UNCF awarded 700 Georgia students more than $9 million in scholarships thanks to the local businesses that support more than $9 million in scholarships thanks to the local businesses that support UNCF's mission. This year's corporate event sponsors include The Chick-fil-A Foundation, The Coca Cola Company, Global Payments, The Home Depot, Truist Securities and UPS.
To donate, please call 404.302.8623 or e-mail Justine.Boyd@