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Earl G. Graves Sr., Caroline Kennedy, John H. Jackson and Ann Best TO BE HONORED AT UNCF’s 65th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

 

Joye Griffin

UNCF

703-205-3480

Joye.Griffin@uncf.org

 

 

Earl G. Graves Sr., Caroline Kennedy, John H. Jackson and Ann Best

TO BE HONORED AT UNCF’s 65th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

 

FAIRFAX, Va. — UNCF– the United Negro College Fund-- announced their 65th Anniversary Dinner, honoring Earl G. Graves Sr., Black Enterprise Magazine Founder and education advocate, Caroline Kennedy. Graves will receive the Frederick D. Patterson Award for his philanthropic efforts to support minority education and historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Kennedy will receive the President’s Award for her work on behalf of New York City’s public schools.   UNCF will also inaugurate a new honor, ”The Ones To Watch Award” which will pay tribute to recent graduates of UNCF Member HBCUs whose careers are marked by both great accomplishment and potential for decades of further service. Dr. John H. Jackson, president and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education and Ann Best, deputy superintendent for human talent for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) will receive this new award.

 

DATE:            Thursday, March 5, 2009

 

 

TIME:             6:00 p.m. reception-New York Ballroom

                      7:00 – 9:00 p.m. dinner and program- Metropolitan Ballroom

 

LOCATION:         Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

                           811 Seventh Avenue at West 53rd Street

                           New York, NY 10019

 

EVENT             7:00   Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., UNCF president and CEO Opening Remarks

SPEAKERS:

                        7:08   Dr. John H. Jackson, president and CEO of The Schott Foundation

                                 Ones To Watch Award Acceptance Remarks

 

                        7:14   Ann Best, deputy superintendent for human talent for the Houston                        

                                 Independent School District (HISD)

 

                        8:05   Caroline Kennedy, Vice Chair of The Fund for Public Schools

                                 UNCF’s President’s Award acceptance remarks & video tribute

 

                        8:12   Earl G. Graves Sr., Black Enterprise Magazine Founder

         Frederick D. Patterson Award acceptance remarks & video tribute

 

8:24  Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., UNCF president and CEO remarks

 



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