UNCF Partners With Mayor Cory Booker For ‘UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball’


What happens when the nation’s largest and most effective minority education association partners with New Jersey’s most honorable mayor? An edutaining event for the ages!

The United Negro College Fund is proud to announce its partnership alongside the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of the City of Newark, New Jersey, as the duo will be putting together the first annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. Taking place at the Newark Club and organized by the area’s UNCF office, the elegant black tie gala will be hosted by Mayor Booker with the proceeds from the function going to New Jersey students in support of their college education.

“UNCF is grateful to Mayor Booker for hosting this wonderful event that brings together those of us who care so much about ensuring that we continue to provide students with the education they need, and that we need them to have,” said Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., president and CEO, UNCF. “The investment we are making in these young people now will pay dividends for all of us in the future.”

“We are honored to host the inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball for the New Jersey region in the state’s largest city, a historic center for education, learning and the arts,” said Mayor Booker. “The United Negro College Fund has a long tradition of providing deserving youth with the tools they need to manifest their personal excellence. The proceeds from this event will help our next generation of scientists, engineers and national leaders get started on lives and careers that will transform and inspire our nation and our world.”

The event boasts a stellar list of civic-minded leaders and personalities who will all come together for this very special event. CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King, Samantha Newman-Webster and Elnardo Webster are just a few of the elite people who will participate in the night’s festivities.

The Newark UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball will open with a VIP reception for sponsors which includes a general reception, dinner and program, which will then be followed by dancing. Guests who attend will be treated to a special performance by Grammy award-winning artist Chrisette Michelle. So, make sure you have your suit and tie on lock, and a mask that’s eye-catching, as a “Best Mask Award” will be presented at conclusion of the evening.

You can witness all of this take place on May 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Newark Club. For information about sponsorship and ticket availability, please contact the New Jersey Region’s UNCF office at 973-642-1955. Tickets may also be purchased on line at http://give.uncf.org/NewarkMayorsMaskedBall.