Photos by Glenn Summers Supporting the Pursuit of Black Excellence
On March 26, 2022, the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) held its Ninth Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Corporate partners, educators, religious leaders, and community influencers was in attendance. This amazing event was hosted by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
Entertainment for the event was provided by Grammy Award-Winner Stephanie Mills. The event also featured student testimonials, a silent auction, and a parade of masks.
Since its inception, the New Orleans UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Event has generated more than $11 million over nine years in support of local HBCUs and scholarship support to help deserving students get to and through college successfully. With the help of the greater New Orleans community, more than $1.2 million was awarded last year in scholarships and programs for UNCF-member HBCUs and other colleges and universities.