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File #: 20-3254    Version: 1 Name: 2020 UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND NATIONAL VIRTUAL WALK FOR EDUCATION
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/10/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2020 UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND NATIONAL VIRTUAL 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 org...
Indexes: TONI PRECKWINKLE, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

2020 UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND NATIONAL VIRTUAL 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 $5 billion and having helped more than 500,000 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 a Walk for Education in various cities of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused UNCF to reimagine the Walk for Education to encourage social distancing, the 37th Annual Chicago Walk for Education has been replaced by UNCF's National Virtual Walk for Education; and

WHEREAS, the 2020 National Virtual Walk for Education is a nationwide fundraising event to help students become active participants of society through a high-quality education; and

WHEREAS, the 2020 National Virtual Walk for Education is being held online, Septem...

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