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Lynn Whitfield, Jermaine Dupri Join UNCF's Virtual Holiday Fundraiser to Help Raise $800K For HBCUs

UNCF Atlanta hosted its 37th annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Dec. 19 to raise money for HBCUs and their students. According to a press release, the organization’s pivot to a first-ever virtual fundraiser recruited the help of actress Lynn Whitfield — who served as mistress of ceremonies — and producer Jermaine Dupri — who offered a special performance — to support its cause. Join us this evening the 37th Annual Virtual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. UNCF and our #HBCU member presidents are here to help send a student to college and turn his or her life around! Grab your tickets here: #AtlantaMMB — UNCF (@UNCF) December 19, 2020 Even in the middle of a pandemic, UNCF Atlanta’s digital event — hosted by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — managed to successfully raise over $800,000, all while raising awareness around the importance of supporting HBCUs. “2020 has been a challenging year, so much as changed but our mission has remained the...

Njera Perkins

Dec 29, 2020