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'Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities Can Help America Ensure an Equitable Recovery'

Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf and leaders of UNCF and Thurgood Marshall College Fund voice their support for bipartisian IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act
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Editor’s note: Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf; Dr. Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF; and Dr. Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund, co-authored the following op-ed for Roll Call, which published on July 21.

How do we ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic?

UNCF & 3M Launch New Scholarship Program for St. Paul, MN Students to Attend HBCUs

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A $5 million gift from 3M to UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will create a new multi-year need-based scholarship program to support more than 100 Saint Paul, MN, students as they embark on STEM-related studies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities or at Florida International University (FIU). The UNCF 3M Science. Applied to Life. TM  Scholarship Program is open to underrepresented minority high school seniors attending Saint Paul Public Schools or charter schools serving St.

The General Mills Foundation and UNCF Present the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Featuring Dr. Bernice King and Ambassador Andrew Young

Virtual event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, raise funds for UNCF Twin Cities.
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast will feature a conversation between Dr. Bernice King and former United States Ambassador Andrew Young, who will share their memories and insights of Dr. King, his leadership and the urgency of his message today. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 9 a.m. CST at MLKBreakfast.com.

Cox: Our Commitment to Social Justice and Human Rights

We’re pleased to announce our $1 million fund will support both national and Atlanta-based organizations.
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Cox recently announced the establishment of a $1 million fund to help organizations that support social justice and civil and human rights. After taking input from employees on which organizations the fund should support, we are pleased to announce Cox will donate to the following national organizations:  

General Mills Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Annual Holiday Breakfast

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A big crowd gathered yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The keynote this year was from Eric H. Holder Jr., former U.S. attorney general.

Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event’s theme was “Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change.”

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, to Serve as Keynote Speaker at the 30th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast

Event transitions from televised event to streaming online exclusively at mlkbreakfast.com.
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MINNEAPOLIS, December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Minneapolis Armory.

Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event’s theme is “Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change.”

UNCF Announces Partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb to Launch the UNCF Bristol-Myers Squibb E. E. Just Postgraduate Fellowship in the Life Sciences

New fellowship will transform postgraduate training and career opportunities for African American life scientists in academia and the biopharmaceutical industry R&D.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- UNCF today announced a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) to launch an innovative fellowship program in the life sciences that will transform the postgraduate training experience for African American scientists pursuing research careers in academic or biopharmaceutical industry research and development (R&D). Named in honor of Dr.

Disney Invests in America’s Future Leaders with $1 Million Commitment to UNCF

Collaboration includes program to help UNCF Scholars realize their professional goals
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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - UNCF (United Negro College Fund), one of the nation's leading minority scholarship organizations, announced a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) to provide scholarships to outstanding African American students and give them the tools to realize their professional goals.

Vernon Jordan Calls for Renewed Hope and Meaningful Action at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

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MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, Vernon E. Jordan, renowned civil rights leader, presidential advisor, attorney and business leader, delivered the keynote address at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday breakfast on the theme “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.”

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