Mark your calendars, because planning for the premier black-tie affair of the greater Birmingham area is underway! The Annual 2013 UNCF Birmingham Masked Ball happens March 2, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel!
The UNCF Birmingham Masked Ball is one of UNCF’s signature fundraising events and the “Magic City’s” leading social occasions of the year.
The initiative is hosted by sponsors from local corporations, civic groups, and members of the faith community in an effort to support students attending the five UNCF-member colleges and universities in the state of Alabama.
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 2013, we need that same caliber of support.
The Masked Award Presentation
The Parade of Masks
Dancing and Live Celebrity Entertainment
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This is an occasion you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more information on the 2013 fundraising goal and celebrity performer!
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 205.322.8623 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 budget, or send a gift, PLEASE CALL 205.322.8623.
UNCF and BET have done it again! Get ready for the most highly anticipated, star-studded education advocacy showcase of the year -- the 34th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars® airs Sunday, January 27 at 10PM/9PM Central on BET and features the Who’s Who of celebrity guests, top-notch performers and education leadership.
This year’s An Evening of Stars® is the best yet by far! Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the event features top names in entertainment such as Usher, Steve Harvey, Yolanda Adams, Tyrese Gibson, Chaka Khan, Trey Songz, Eric Benet, Keyshia Cole, Charlie Wilson, Melanie Fiona and many more!
UNCF An Evening of Stars® has long been a platform both for legendary and fast-rising stars from the music industry and for education success stories that embody the spirit of UNCF's iconic motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Working together, UNCF and BET will combine the program's star-studded tradition with BET's proven record of attracting both the music industry's hottest talent and large, passionate audiences eager to engage in the issues we all face. Additionally, the program aims to rally the entertainment industry around the importance of education and countless doors it can open.
About UNCF An Evening of Stars®
UNCF An Evening of Stars®, formerly the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars®, first aired in 1979, and since that time has become one of the longest running and most successful televised events in U.S. history. Over its 33-year history, UNCF An Evening of Stars® has raised more than $200 million that has helped hundreds of thousands of students attend college and graduate. In recent years, UNCF An Evening Of Stars® has featured a Who's Who of remarkable talent, including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Ne-Yo, Nancy Wilson, Beyonce, Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, Fantasia, Joss Stone, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Hall and Oates, Ziggy Marley, Maroon 5, and scores of others. UNCF An Evening of Stars® received NAACP Image Awards for its 2006 tribute to Stevie Wonder, its 2008 tribute to Smokey Robinson and its 2010 tribute to Lionel Richie. Learn more about UNCF An Evening of Stars® at www.UNCF.org.
You don’t want to miss this! TUNE IN to BET, January 27, 2012 at 10PM/9PM Central!
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