UNCF Boston

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and around the country?

UNCF Boston is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. Located in the South End, UNCF Boston is charged with raising funds to support UNCF’s mission of getting highly motivated deserving students to and through college at UNCF-member institutions and more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country.

UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding. Text UNCFBOS to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!

Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? If you've got the time and are interested in getting behind UNCF, we'd be very happy to hear from you. Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities? UNCF Boston will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

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Did You Know?

Each year, UNCF receives over 2,170 applications from New England area students needing financial assistance. More than 1,660 New England students are supported by all of UNCF scholarship programs.

News and Events


First Walk for Education a Success
UNCF Boston, in partnership with The Young People's Project, hosted their 1st annual 5K Walk/Run for Education October 14, 2017. This event raised funds for local college-bound students and provided support for community-based STEM educational programming aimed at preparing students from all backgrounds for success in college and STEM educational career pathways. All proceeds will support the programs of UNCF Boston and The Young People’s Project.


$45K Raised at First "A Mind Is..." Event
UNCF Boston's inaugural “A Mind Is…” Martha’s Vineyard Summer Reception was held at the home of Margo and Philip Evans on August 2, 2017. The event attracted a diverse gathering, including Clark Atlanta University President, Dr. Ronald Johnson and CAU First Lady, Irene Johnson, who were in the Vineyard on vacation. Dr. Johnson gave brief remarks about the importance of HBCUs and UNCF’s impact on them and the students we support. The event also featured a presentation and wine tasting by Charlayne Hunter Gault and Ronald Gault on Passages, their South African wines. Guests were able to taste two of their four varieties of wine. The couple also offered a case of their product for the auction during the event. The event raised close to $45,000. 

Scenes from UNCF Boston Events

UNCF Boston Staff


UNCF New England Leadership Council

"I support UNCF because I am inspired by students who work hard to attend and graduate from college."

Justin Bullion
, 2015-current
Managing Principal, Payden and Rygel


"Today, a college degree is the entry-level requirement for almost every fast-growing job and career.  With a college education more important than ever—but more expensive than ever—our young people and the country need UNCF to do what it does best:  help make sure everyone has an opportunity for a college degree, regardless of economic status."

Gary Morton, MBA, MSM, DBA CAND
Co-Chair, 2015-current

Director, Give with Liberty Mutual

  • Shavon Bell; Consultant, Executive Search; Koya Leadership Partners 
  • Pamela Boisvert, CEO; Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunity, Inc.
  • Charles F. Desmond, Ed.D.; CEO; Inversant
  • Lucyus Fevrier; Web Producer/Interactive Designer; Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Communications
  • Megan Garrity; Pharmacy Supervisor, Area 1 Region 2 District, CVS Health
  • Christopher West; Director of Product Strategy; Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
I deeply believe in the importance of UNCF in promoting college education as a key to advancement.

Margaretta Hausman, Margaretta Hausman Family Charitable Trust