Five Cities Hosting UNCF Galas on One Special Night

Join us at one of the Masked Balls and Galas being held Saturday, February 24, around the U.S.

Saturday, February 24, will be a big day for UNCF, as cities around the country hold glamorous masked balls and galas to help area students realize their dreams of a college education.

The UNCF Masked Ball and the "A Mind Is..." Gala are premier fundraising and social events, focusing on raising public awareness of the importance of supporting deserving students, and generating large corporate and individual donations to help these students meet the expenses of a higher education.  Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, the balls involve celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college.

Birmingham, SeattleSan FranciscoLos Angeles, and Dallas residents: Mark Feb. 24 on your calendars, grab your black tie and gown, order a ticket, and join your neighbors as they dance the night away and support students in your communities!

UNCF Galas on February 24, 2018

Birmingham, AL

2018 Birmingham Mayor’s Masked Ball
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Special host, the Honorable Randall Woodfin, mayor of City of Birmingham.

Dallas, TX

2018 Dallas Mayor's Masked Ball
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion

Hosted by Mayor Mike Rawlings, and celebrating Masked Award honorees Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Diane and Mike Gruber. Entertainment by the popular Taylor Pace Orchestra. 

Los Angeles, CA

2018 Los Angeles Mayor's Masked Ball
J.W. Marriott at LA Live

 Hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti, and honoring Lena Kennedy and Dr. La-Doris McClaney, with a special performance by Major.

San Francisco, CA

2018 San Francisco "A Mind Is..." Gala
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Embarcadero

UNCF will recognize the extraordinary contributions of Ray Marshall, Esq. as “Individual of the Year” and Walmart as “Corporation of The Year." Special performance by the incomparable Angie Stone.

Seattle, WA

2018 Seattle "A Mind Is..." Gala
Hyatt Regency, Lake Washington

Celebrate the support and accomplishments of the Corporations of the Year, Verizon, US Bank and Starbucks; and Individual of the Year Cathy Gibson; Lifetime Achievement Awardee Dr. Albert Black; and Mind, Body and Spirit Awardee Doug Baldwin. Entertainment by Josephine Howell Productions, and dancing by DJ Topspin.


UNCF regional offices offer galas, walks, teas and other events throughout the year to help area students. Visit to see a full listing of upcoming events and locations.