FORBES Turning 80, United Negro College Fund Stages A Revival

The Forbes article highlights the resurgence of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) under the leadership of CEO Michael L. Lomax, detailing its return to the Forbes 2023 list of America’s Top 100 Charities. Founded in 1944 to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the UNCF has experienced a recent surge in donations, with a significant portion directed towards scholarships. Lomax’s strategic vision, including a $1 billion capital campaign, has propelled UNCF’s fundraising efforts, marking its return to prominence in the philanthropic landscape. The article explores the historical context of the UNCF’s mission, its evolving role in advocating for racial equity, and the broader trends in charitable giving showcased by the Forbes Top Charities list.

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