September 05, 2017
Each year, this highly anticipated fundraising event named in honor of UNCF’s beloved friend and volunteer, Dr. Maya Angelou, raises funding for deserving students and honors a group of distinguished women whose contributions to their community and respective fields are extraordinary.
This year’s Maya Angelou Women Who Lead honorees include the Honorable Yvonne Mims Evans, North Carolina superior court judge; Carlenia Ivory, city council member, family engagement specialist and community advocate; Jada S. Grandy-Mock, SVP, CRA strategies director south region, Fifth Third Bank; Moira Quinn, COO and SVP of Communications Charlotte Center City Partners; Tanya Blackmon, EVP and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Novant Health; and Toni L. Freeman, EVP Arts & Science Council.
Beginning at noon on September 23 at the Westin Charlotte, the who’s who of Charlotte, including Julian Brittano, actor on OWN’s network series “Greenleaf,” Maria Howell, actress in “Hidden Figures” and Cherise Belnavis, serving as mistress of ceremonies, will be in attendance.
Guests are also encouraged to attend the “Morning Glory Affair” from 10 a.m. – noon, where they will have the opportunity to shop, network and be selected to compete in the crowd favorite HATitude and Bow Tie competition.
Proceeds from both events will provide necessary resources to North Carolina students and UNCF-member institutions in North Carolina: Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw University. Last year, over $143,000 was raised in support of those efforts through corporate and community relationships. Wells Fargo and Novant Health are the sponsors of this year’s events.
For more information or to purchase tickets, which start at $150, visit uncf.org/mawwll or contact: tiffany.jones(at)uncf(dot)org or call 704.377.8625
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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of…