UNCF's New Orleans Area Office and Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host the third annual event on Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Kevin Frazier, co-host of Entertainment Tonight, will emcee the event along with entertainment by Grammy award winner Chaka Khan.
The annual event brings together more than 800 businesses and leaders in support to provide area students with the resources they need to finish college. Presidents Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough of Dillard University and Dr. C. Reynold Verret of Xavier University of Louisiana will be among the many guests in attendance.
"We are guaranteed an electrifying evening in the Big Easy, as we bring supporters and stakeholders together to invest in Better Futures," said Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., President and CEO, UNCF.
The UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, serving youth through scholarships and other programs.