Oracle, one of UNCF’s largest corporate contributors, supports UNCF’s National Technology Enhancement Campaign, enabling UNCF’s network of HBCUs to keep pace with rapidly developing technology, improve their operational efficiency, and realize significant cost savings. Oracle Academy has sponsored UNCF’s HBCU ICE (Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship) Summit, part of a national movement to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and access for African American communities in the worlds of technology and science. And, for more than a decade, Oracle has been an important investor in UNCF’s scholarship programs, contributing over $7 million.
The UNCF-Oracle partnership is helping students of color get the education they need to prepare for careers in the technology industry and providing a model for other companies that share UNCF’s and Oracle’s commitment to the diverse, college-educated workforce the 21st century demands.
“This will be an impactful evening, because our HBCUs and our students need our support more than ever before,” said Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO, UNCF. “We’ll be paying tribute to shining examples who have not only fought for change, but who activated others to fight for change. But, more importantly, we will raise our honorees up as examples of how individuals, organizations and corporations can change lives and change the country … and activate the rest of us to follow their example.”
More than 800 education leaders, community influencers and civic officials, including master of ceremonies, correspondent for “EXTRA” and HBCU Howard University alum AJ Calloway will come together to raise funding for students, culminating an end-of- the-year campaign focused on enlightening the country on the importance and significant impact of HBCUs.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the UNCF office at (212) 820 -0140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit UNCF.org for updates and news.
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF. #AMIGala