UNCF Atlanta

“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 Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and around the country?

UNCF Atlanta 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 UNCFATL 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 Atlanta will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.


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Anderson, SC Residents Honors MLK at Annual Event

The Anderson County Ministers Organization and UNCF Atlanta hosted a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy.  Dr. Stephen Peters, educator and motivational speaker, delivered the keynote address.  To date, the event has raised $13,400. More than 600 people attended the event.  "Lovely Big O" from 107.3 Jamz who brought her comedic talent and energy to the program. Two combined choirs shared their musical talents throughout the evening; the MLK/UNCF Combined Adult Choir and the MLK/UNCF Youth Choir.

The theme for the evening was "50 Years Later: The Dream Lives" and the messages all focused on the need to rise to the challenge of the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Praise Dance team performed to Andra Day's "I'll Rise Up." The trailer for the upcoming documentary about HBCUs "Tell Them We are Rising" played during remarks from UNCF and all of the young people were challenged to Rise Up! The guest speaker shared with everyone that "time's Up" to start making a difference in this world and encouraged everyone in the room to "rise and be great!" >> Read more from Independent Mail.


UNCF Atlanta 2017  34th Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball:  $1.3 Million Raised

   The Who’s Who of Atlanta attended the 34th annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, raising more than $1.3 million for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); a record-breaking achievement for the gala founded in 1983. The sold-out signature fundraising event had more than 1,200 attendees... >> Read More




Scenes from the 2017 Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball


Call to Commitment Faith Leaders Breakfast, conducted Oct. 27, 2016, recognized Atlanta-area faith leaders in our campaign, program participants, volunteers, and the many donors who help make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you for your continued support and for remembering…”A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”

2015-2016 Atlanta-Area Church Donors 


New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 


Ben Hill United Methodist Church 
Ebenezer Baptist Church 
Ray of Hope Christian Church 


Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church 
Berean Christian Church
The Cathedral of Saint Phillip 
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 


Christians For Change Baptist Church
Community Church of God 
Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church 
Lindsay Street Baptist Church


Did you know?

UNCF Atlanta serves 13 UNCF-member institutions in three states:


South Carolina


From annual fundraising campaigns to signature galas like the Mayor’s Masked Balls that are held in Atlanta, GA, Florence, SC, and other cities around the country, we work hard to help UNCF achieve its mission of building a nationally recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, with UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.

UNCF Atlanta Staff