Second Mayors Masked Ball Supports the Culture of Education

Shown at the Ball is AME Bishop Michael Mitchell with wife Cordelia and EWU President Dr. and Mrs. A. Zachary Faison, Jr.
Jacksonville hosted its second UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball fundraising focusing on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education was recently held at the Prime Osborn Center. Edward Waters University, Florida’s first HBCU in partnership with UNCF hosted the night of inclusivity for the event. The evening celebration was attended by civic leaders, alumni, dignitaries, volunteers and friends of UNCF and EWU. Hosted by newscaster Dawn Lopez with sounds of the Katz Downstairs, supporters were dressed in their after-five apparel for an evening of donating for a cause as they lauded HBCU legends such as hometown heroine  Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole.
“For more than 77 years, UNCF has fueled HBCUs with vital resources to educate generations of African Americans and other minority students,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO, UNCF.
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, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. The Jacksonville Mayor’s Masked Ball is still accepting donations. To learn more or to donate, please go to

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