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File #: 17-3145    Version: 1 Name: 34TH ANNUAL UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND CHICAGO WALK FOR EDUCATION
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/2/2017 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/7/2017 Final action: 6/7/2017
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION 34TH ANNUAL UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND CHICAGO WALK FOR EDUCATION WHEREAS, in 1943, Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute suggested to the presidents of other private black colleges that they pool their monies and make a united appeal to the national conscience; and WHEREAS, on April 25, 1944, the United Negro College Fund ("UNCF") was incorporated with twenty-seven member colleges as a not-for-profit entity established to assist its member institutions of higher education to raise funds from the public for their mutual support; and WHEREAS, the importance of the United Negro College Fund, and the historically Black colleges and universities it supports, promotes the value of higher education as well as the traditional values of family and heritage that have made this nation great; and WHEREAS, over the past seven decades the UNCF has grown to become the nation's oldest and most successful African American higher education assistance orga...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

34TH ANNUAL UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND CHICAGO WALK FOR EDUCATION 

 

WHEREAS, in 1943, Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute suggested to the presidents of other private black colleges that they pool their monies and make a united appeal to the national conscience; and

 

WHEREAS, on April 25, 1944, the United Negro College Fund (“UNCF”) was incorporated with twenty-seven member colleges as a not-for-profit entity established to assist its member institutions of higher education to raise funds from the public for their mutual support; and

 

WHEREAS, the importance of the United Negro College Fund, and the historically Black colleges and universities it supports, promotes the value of higher education as well as the traditional values of family and heritage that have made this nation great; and

 

WHEREAS, over the past seven decades the UNCF has grown to become the nation's oldest and most successful African American higher education assistance organization in the country by having raised more than $4.7 billion and having helped more than 445,000 students not just attend college, but thrive, graduate and become leaders; and

 

WHEREAS, each year UNCF awards more than 10,000 student scholarships worth more than $100 million and provides financial support to 37 historically black colleges and universities; and

 

WHEREAS, the UNCF raises funds by means of various events including an annual Walk for Education in various cities of the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, each UNCF Walk for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event to support deserving students with the financial assistance needed to reach their goals of going to and through college; and

 

WHEREAS, the 34th Annual UNCF Chicago Walk for Education is being held on Chicago's beautiful lakefront on September 30, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is the honorary chair for the 2017 Chicago Walk for Education.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, do herby recognize and express Cook County’s support for the 34th Annual UNCF Chicago Walk for Education  and commitment to provide assistance and resources to ensure its success; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that under the leadership of the Bureau of Administration, various Cook County departments and agencies will collaborate with UNCF to plan, coordinate, and otherwise support the 34th Annual UNCF Chicago Walk for Education; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bureau of Administration shall be further authorized to utilize County resources, as necessary, to promote, plan and otherwise support the 34th Annual UNCF Chicago Walk for Education; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners do hereby acknowledge and commend the UNCF for its continued positive impact throughout the United States and express the County’s sincere appreciation and gratitude for selecting President Preckwinkle as the honorary chair of the 34th Annual UNCF Chicago Walk for Education; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to UNCF in expressing Cook County’s well wishes for a successful 34th Annual UNCF Chicago Walk for Education.

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