UNCF Twin Cities will host the sixth annual Twin Cities Masked Ball on Saturday (May 12), at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Emceed by T. Mychael Rambo, the event will include nearly 500 business, civic and education leaders, including St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF’s president and CEO. Proceeds from the evening will fund the UNCF Twin Cities Hope Scholarship for deserving Minneapolis students and UNCF’s member institutions.
“For more than 70 years, UNCF has been a vital partner in preparing underrepresented students to led healthy, productive and engaged lives,” said Carter, a graduate of Florida A&M, a UNCF school. “Their work continues to lift members of our community to ensure that the future of our region and our nation is bright.”
“I am honored to celebrate UNCF’s legacy of supporting some of our nation’s brightest minds,” said Frey. “We celebrate and invest in UNCF and the work to ensure historically black colleges and universities and African American students thrive in our city and nation.”
The signature fundraising event will be chaired by Greg Cunningham, vice president of global inclusion and diversity, U.S. Bank; and co-chaired by Demetha Sanders, global talent management and talent acquisition leader, Cargill.
“Stories like mine are the dividends of your investment,” said Cunningham. “By supporting UNCF, you’re paving the way for future community leaders and making a measurable improvement in the lives of deserving young Americans. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) graduate a quarter of all Americans who receive bachelor’s degrees, and three-quarters of all African-Americans who receive Ph.Ds. These institutions are vital in getting African-Americans to and through college.”
For being champions of education in their community, this year’s Masked Award recipients are Kaywin Feldman, Nivin MacMillian and Duncan MacMillian.
The black-tie affair begins at 6 p.m., including a VIP reception, drumline, dividend testimonial, live auction and dining followed by dancing.
For more information visit www.uncf.org/Minneapolis.