Welcome to the UNCF Birmingham Area Office site. Thank you for investing in students to go to and through college for Better Futures®. Our staff is dedicated to supporting talented and deserving students through scholarships, internships and programs while also supporting our 37 member institutions with critical operating funds. Celebrating 71 years in 2015, UNCF is the nation’s oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance organization outside of the U.S. Government, because of people like you!

UNCF Birmingham
601 19th Street, North
Centennial Place, 2nd Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203
T 205 322 8623
F 205 322 1741

Cheri Wilson, CFRE
Area Development Director — Alabama/Mississippi

Justine Boyd
Regional Development Director

2016 Birmingham UNCF Masked Ball SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars, because planning for the premier black-tie affair of the greater Birmingham area is underway! The Annual 2016 UNCF Birmingham Masked Ball happens February 27, 2016 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, East Ballroom!

The UNCF Birmingham Masked Ball is UNCF’s signature fundraising events and one of the "Magic City’s" leading social occasions of the year.

Hosted by a variety of corporate and local sponsors, this festive event will involve dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and members of the faith community in an effort to support UNCF’s mission of investing in America’s future by moving youth in the state of Alabama to and through college.

Last year’s leadership team set and met a fundraising goal of $400,000 to provide education opportunities for minority youth promising students in dire need of financial assistance to achieve their educational dreams.

In 2016 we have set a goal of fundraising goal of $500,000, thus need that same caliber of support.

Event Features:

Elegant Dining

The Masked Award Presentation

The Parade of Masks

Dancing and Live Celebrity Entertainment

And More

CLICK HERE for information about 2016 sponsorship packages, sponsor benefits and
additional event details.

This is an occasion you don't want to miss. Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 celebrity performer!


For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 205.322.8623 or e-mail wilisha.washington@uncf.org or go to give.uncf.org/BirminghamMayorsMaskedBall.

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Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, people all around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Please join us on December 1, 2015 for UNCF Giving Tuesday from 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM to raise $10,000 for students in 24 Hours! Ways to Give:  Online: give.uncf.org/birmingham; mail,  call, email cheri.wilson@uncf.org, or join us for UNCF #GivingTuesday at Steel Lounge, 2300 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and enjoy the philanthropic fellowship of other donors as you make your gift for students.

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UNCF Indiana Faith Initiative Campaign

Advocate, Donate and Participate in the UNCF Birmingham Faith Initiative Campaign and make a gift on UNCF Giving Sunday, February 28, 2016. A mind is terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in. ®

The Faith Community and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been the foundation in the spiritual, cultural, and educational development of the African American community since the 1800s. Education is still the best way to improve the quality of life for individuals, their families and communities. Every church gift and every gift from the congregation is valued and helps more students to graduate from college for Better Futures®.

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UNCF Birmingham Area Workplace Giving Campaign

Are you looking for a chance to make a difference? The UNCF Birmingham Area Office Workplace Giving Campaign provides the perfect opportunity to give a little to help a lot!

UNCF and its member schools continue to be at the forefront of the race to create the next generation of professionals who will help our children get the education they need, keep our nation competitive and secure our future.

Each year, thousands of people in corporate and government workplaces contribute countless amounts of dollars to support the historic UNCF mission. So many students in the Birmingham Area were born with limitless potential, and we need your help to change the world, one degree at a time.

How to Support the 2014-2015 Workplace Campaign

UNCF offers three options for supporting UNCF students and schools at your place of employment. They are payroll deduction, matching gifts and leadership committees.

Payroll Contributions: Painless Philanthropy

Many employers will offer payroll deduction as a service to their employees. A gift made each pay period through payroll deduction is an easy way to provide all year support to students who need help to get to and through college. You can contribute whatever you can afford. Consider that a $1 to $3 donation each week helps a student with fees for a semester while a $50 donation each week will help a student with room and board for a year. Please give what you can.

Matching Gift Programs: Double Your Money

Many organizations support a matching gifts program that enables their employees to double or triple their gifts to UNCF. Your gift to the UNCF can be matched by an equal or larger gift from your company. It is a real win-win for you, your employer and UNCF's students and schools. To help UNCF receive a match to your gift, contact your Human Resources Office to get your matching gift form or to learn if your company does online approvals. Help us help our talented students.

Workplace Leadership Committees: People Changing the World
One Degree at a Time

In a growing number of corporations, employees are coming together and creating their own programs to support the historic UNCF mission. These programs are designed by the Workplace Leadership Committees to support fundraising and volunteer goals chosen by the The United Way, Combined Federal Campaign also provides opportunities for you to participate and support the UNCF mission. To join or start a Workplace Leadership Committee at your company please contact the UNCF Birmingham Area Director.

For more information on how you, your company or organization can support this effort, include UNCF in your 2014-2015 budget, or send a gift, PLEASE CALL 205.322.8623.

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GET SOCIAL WITH US! Exciting News & Important Updates Now Available on Facebook and Twitter

The UNCF Birmingham Area Office wants YOU to get social with us. Raising funds to send our youth to and through college is serious business, and we understand how important it is to stay connected with potential donors and those in need. Starting immediately, you can receive important information concerning UNCF (Birmingham) related news, events and updates faster than ever before!

Follow us on Twitter -- https://twitter.com/UNCFBham


Like us on Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/birminghamuncf

We look forward to keeping in touch! More communication coming your way!

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Teams that raise a minimum of $500 will receive a UNCF hat for each team member.