UNCF Fort Lauderdale

“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 South Florida and around the country?

UNCF Fort Lauderdale is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

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 UNCFFTL 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 Fort Lauderdale will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

Did you know?

There are three UNCF-member institutions in Florida—among the state's oldest higher education institutions:  Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, the oldest historically black college in Florida; Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens; and Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.

News and Events

Scenes from the 2017 South Florida Leader's Luncheon, held in Ft. Lauderdale December 8

  A highlight of the event was the presentation of the John W. Ruffin Jr. Endowed Scholarship awards, presented by  UNCF Ft. Lauderdale's Regional Development Director Edie Pearson; Dr. Preston Jones, Dean of Nova Southeastern University School of Business (NSU); JoLinda Herring, Chair of Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees (FMU), John Ruffin and UNCF Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Maurice Jenkins. Scholarship recipients were Lily Rose, NSU (fourth from left), Melissa Hamilton and William Hobbs from FMU.

UNCF Fort Lauderdale Staff