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Naturally 7 Headlines 2015 UNCF Gala
Globally-acclaimed vocal group Naturally 7 will be the special guest performers at the 37th Annual UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Gala on Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. The Gala will be held in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center, and will feature a special presentation by Rey Almodovar, chair of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation.
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. The 37-member, minority education organization provides operating funds for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions, and faculty and administrative professional training. For more than 70 years, UNCF has raised more than $3.6 billion to help more than 400,000 students attend college and graduate from college.
"We thank the community for continuing to partner with us," said Cheri Wilson, director of development at Oakwood University, North Alabama's only UNCF member institution. "Oakwood University's motto is Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve. Support of the UNCF helps us equip our students to graduate and become national and global servant leaders."
As the only North Alabama UNCF member institution, Oakwood University is grateful and proud to contribute to the concerted effort of raising funds for the mission of the UNCF. Each year, Oakwood hosts the UNCF North Alabama Campaign, culminating with the Annual UNCF Gala held on the Thursday evening of its Alumni Weekend.
In its on-going celebration of diversity, this year's Gala will feature a Latin theme. Oakwood University has more than 80 students of Hispanic descent currently enrolled. Most are U.S. residents, but others are from Cuba, the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bermuda, and Gambia.
For more information about the Gala, sponsorship or to purchase tickets, visit www.ougiving.com or contact Cheri Wilson at (256) 726-7584 or email
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