Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, to host the 31st Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.-Midnight. The event took place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. This is Mayor Reed’s fifth UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, an event which will benefit UNCF and its 37 member colleges and universities.
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The United Negro College Fund is the nation’s oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance organization. Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $3.6 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF member institutions and with UNCF scholarships. UNCF accomplishes its mission by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising funds for its 37 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for scholarships and capacity building and providing technical assistance to those member campuses.
This year’s honorees include the Civil Rights icons Rev. Dr.C.T. Vivian and Dr. Joseph Lowery.
Dinner Music will be provided by my alma mater Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra under the Direction of James H. Patterson.
Student Testimonials – Kenya Morris, Clark Atlanta University Class of 2018.
The concert of the evening will feature the iconic Chaka Khan.
Celebrity Guests attending include: Chris Tucker, Demetria McKinney, Faune Chambers Watkins, Palmer Williams Jr., Rozonda “Chilli “Thomas, Will Packer, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jasmine Burke, Jonathan Slocumb, Terry J. Vaughn, Brad James , and Derrick “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins.
Marquis Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines and UPS.
Be on the look out for pictures of the hottest event of the season.