is excited to be here in Wichita, home base of Koch Industries.
For years, the UNCF
had relied on African-American entertainers from the Motown era such as Lou Rawls, who had become the public face of the UNCF
's An Evening of Stars annual telethon that added millions of dollars to the organization's coffers.
The president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, Lee Saunders, has announced that because UNCF
accepted the money, AFSCME will end its support to UNCF
, which was $50,000 to $60,000 annually.
She closes the chapter with this thought that sums up its entire sentiment: "Although the women did much to undermine social segregation in New York City, in many ways the work of the Women's Division still played into the 'double consciousness' of the UNCE By and large, the Women's Division events still presented the UNCF
from a privileged white woman's perspective" (p.
Some, like the UNCF
, are large and geographically diverse, and this can easily derail individual performance.
According to Gray, Dell's support of UNCF
and minority higher education has been in existence long before he was recruited to the board.
The company's centerpiece program to create pre-telethon awareness is the "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Scroll of Commitment," a traveling exhibit that collects signatures and financial pledges in support of educational opportunity at UNCF
Expanding this year's program offering, the Company has partnered with UNCF
(United Negro College Fund), the country's largest minority education organization, for a text-to-donate program.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 23, 2017-Alaska Airlines partners with UNCF
, donates 1 million frequent flier miles
Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF
, said in a statement.
Whether genuine philanthropy, political jujitsu or some of both, the gift sparked a debate that peaked when Lee Saunders, president of the powerful American Federation for State, County and Municipal Employees union, sent the UNCF
a blistering letter ending the union's financial support.
We have tremendous respect for UNCF
, and we are hopeful this investment will further its effectiveness in helping students pursue their dreams, Koch said.