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SATURDAY, June 2, 2012 EXPOSITION PARK, Los Angeles TEAM CAPTAIN MANUAL About UNCF At a time when a college degree is what a high school diploma was to previous generations, the minimum entry-level requirement for almost every well-paying career, UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate by: • Providing operating funds for its 38 member colleges, all of them small, liberal arts institutions, making it possible for them to offer their students 21st century academic programs while keeping their tuitions to less than half the average of other private colleges; • Administering 400 scholarship and internship programs, so that even students from low- and moderate income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board; • Serving as a national advocate for the importance minority higher education by representing the public policy interests of its students and member colleges, through its annual television program, An Evening of Stars®, and by using print and electronic media to carry out the mission implicit in its motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Quick Facts: Our Students Today, 60 percent of students supported by UNCF are the first in their families to attend college; 62 percent are from families with annual income of less than $25,000; and 92 percent qualify for financial aid. Scholarship and Fellowship Programs UNCF administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Internships UNCF administers the Corporate Scholars Program that supports hundreds of students with scholarships and with internships at major Fortune 500 corporations. Gates Millennium Scholars Program UNCF administers the Gates Millennium Scholars Program that supports students from undergraduate through to doctoral studies. UNCF-Merck Science Initiative The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative offers students bioscience and biotechnology research fellowships, cultivating their potential with financial support, hands-on training, close mentoring relationships, and institutional support. Institute for Capacity Building The UNCF Institute for Capacity Building supports strengthening the capacity of the 38 UNCF member private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the areas of fundraising, enrollment and retention, academic programming and faculty development, financial management, historic preservation of campus facilities, executive leadership and governance. Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute The UNCF Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute focuses on the educational status of African Americans of all ages from preschool through adulthood. The Institute seeks to understand and expand the multiple pathways leading to educational attainment. Using varied research methods, the institute serves to positively impact public policy and improve local practice for African Americans and education. Facts about the 2012 UNCF Walk for Education Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012 Place: Exposition Park, Los Angeles Time: 7:00 a.m. Registration Opens 8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony 8:30 a.m. Walk Begins Distance: 5K (3.11 miles) Begin and end walk at Coliseum Dr. & Menlo Ave. inside Exposition Park Menlo Ave. North to Exposition Blvd. .20 East to Figueroa St. .71 North to Jefferson Blvd .30 West to Vermont Ave. .50 South to Martin Luther King Blvd 1.00 East to Menlo Ave. .10 North to Coliseum Dr. .30 End walk at Coliseum Dr. & Menlo Ave. 2012 UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education Information EXPOSITION PARK Saturday, June 2, 2012 Program: Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Program: 8:00 a.m. Kick-off: 8:30 a.m. – Walk Begins Start/Finish: Exposition Park – behind L. A. County Natural History Museum (Menlo Ave. & Coliseum Dr.) Mileage: 5K (3.11 miles), start and finish at Exposition Park. Walk around the USC campus with rest/refreshment points along the way. Parking: Reduced Parking for $10.00 (enter at Vermont & 39th Street). There will be a complimentary lunch and fabulous entertainment, including a short program to honor the teams, walkers and sponsors. Your support will help UNCF provide much needed assistance to talented students who, without your assistance, might not be able to attend college. If you would like more information, please contact UNCF at (213) 639-3800 or http://give.uncf.org/lawalk See you there!! 2012 UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education Incentive Prize Levels Friend Circle $60 - $299 Mentor Circle $300 - $999* Professor Circle $1000 - $4,999* Dean Circle $5,000 - $9,999* Alumni Circle $10,000 These prizes are awarded based on individual dollars raised. * Also include a UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education T-shirt. All donations must be turned in by walk day to qualify for prizes. Company matching funds can be combined if proper documentation is provided. Individual donations cannot be combined with corporate sponsorship to qualify for individual incentive prizes. UNCF reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All monies must be turned in by walk day, June 2, 2012 to qualify. Money received after the day of the walk will receive a UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education T-shirt while supplies last. 2012 UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education STEP-BY-STEP TEAM CAPTAIN’S GUIDE Welcome to the 30th Anniversary UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education! As Team Captain, you are the Heart of the Walk. To make your job easy, here is a guide for recruiting a successful “team.” STEP 1: GENERATE EXCITEMENT AND COMMITMENT Last year’s walk had corporations, teams and individual walkers representing Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties. This year is the 30th year of the UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education, and we expect more than 1,000 walkers. Our goal is to raise $275,000!! SET A TEAM GOAL! Decide how much you would like your team to raise and then determine how many walkers you will need to recruit. The average individual raises $150. INVITE YOUR MANAGEMENT TO PARTICIPATE BY: Endorsing the Walk. Walking with your team. Providing a matching gift. Committing to a sponsorship. STEP 2: CREATE A COMMITTEE Invite other employees to help you by creating a committee. This will make your job easier and generate a larger team. Meet with the committee and determine the best way to recruit walkers. Increase enthusiasm by setting up challenges between departments. Increase interest with fun, promotional events — i.e. pot luck lunches, bake sales, etc. STEP 3: RECRUIT WALKERS Put an article in your company newsletter or send e-mail blasts about UNCF and the walk. Put up Walk posters in the lunch area or a central location. Make it easy for walkers to sign up by making all necessary materials available; i.e., sponsor forms (to record & collect donations), information about the UNCF, etc. Tell walkers how much fun the event will be – they will enjoy a free lunch, incentive prizes, and lots of entertainment. If your company has a budget, create your own walk t-shirt. Your team will stand-out. STEP 4: HOLD A KICK-OFF EVENT Invite UNCF speakers Include employee testimonials Make sure everyone has access to walk information Create awareness STEP 5: HAVE YOUR WALK COMMITTEE CREATE TEAM SPIRIT Keep in contact with walkers to encourage participation. Think of ways to recruit more walkers and increase revenue. Urge employees to adopt a theme related to UNCF, a college or university, student, etc. STEP 6: HOLD A MID-WALK CAMPAIGN HUDDLE Report progress keeps everyone up-to-date Review goals Review key dates and deadlines Generate excitement – countdown to walk day Opportunity for contingency planning STEP 7: COLLECTIONS Inform walkers of their DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN MONEY TO QUALIFY FOR PRIZES — walk day, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Encourage each walker to convert their cash into a check. STEP 8: DAY OF WALK Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Arrange for a place for your walkers to meet — bring your company sign. Relax and enjoy the Walk festivities STEP 9: CONGRATULATE AND THANK YOUR TEAM! Put a follow-up article in your company newsletter, with a photo if possible. STEP 10: TAKE A BOW!!! YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB AND MADE A DIFFERENCE! You have made it possible for UNCF to continue its mission of providing financial assistance to our 38 historically black colleges and universities, and the talented, but underprivileged students. FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND SUPPORT, YOU HAVE OUR HEARTFELT GRATITUDE!! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS These are some of the most frequently asked questions. Your ability to respond to questions can impact your campaign. If you are unsure about your answer, please call the UNCF Los Angeles area office at (213) 639-3800. Q: My company may be interested in becoming a sponsor of the walk. Is it too late and where do I get information? A: No, it is not too late for your company to become a sponsor for the walk. You can contact the UNCF Los Angeles Area Office at (213) 639-3800 to speak to a representative about sponsorship levels and the benefits. Q: My colleagues travel a majority of the time. Do you have on-line registration? A: Yes. By going to the UNCF website, you will be able to download registration forms. Log on to http://give.uncf.org/lawalk Q: What happens if it rains. A: Because the walk-site needs to be reserved several months in advance, the walk is a rain or shine event. Q: How do I get additional supplies. A: Should you run out of campaign material, please contact the Los Angeles office to arrange pick up or delivery of additional supplies (213) 639-3800. Q: Do I need to collect the money from my sponsors before or after the walk? A: The UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education is a prepaid event. This means that you should collect your donations as you go. By doing this, you avoid having to track down your donors a second time. Remember, incentive prizes are based on monies that you turn in walk day. Q: Is my contribution tax deductible? A: Personal contribution to UNCF is tax deductible by individuals who itemize. Please consult your tax accountant for further advice. Q: My I continue to collect money after the walk? A: Although it is preferred that all donations are turned in on walk day, you may continue to collect money on behalf of UNCF beyond June 2, 2012. However, your incentive prize is only based on the donations turned in by walk day. More FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Q: To whom should check be payable? A: Checks should be made payable to UNCF. Q: Will my company’s matching gift count toward my incentive prize? A: Yes, matching gifts are counted toward incentive prizes as long as all of the required documentation is turned in by walk day. Q: There are no Historically Black Colleges and Universities in California. Why should I support UNCF? A: While there are no HBCUs in California, UNCF provides nearly 2,000 scholarships, annually, to California students. In addition, for more than 68 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $3 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend college than any other entity outside of the government. Graduates of UNCF institutions have made lasting contributions to our nation by building successful careers in the fields of business, politics, health care and the arts, to name a few. Some prominent UNCF alumni include: Samuel L. Jackson, actor (Morehouse) Spike Lee, writer, producer, director (Morehouse) Martin Luther King, Jr., (Morehouse) Maynard Jackson, politician (Morehouse) Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO, UNCF (Morehouse) David Satcher, MD, former surgeon general (Morehouse ) Louis Sullivan, MD, former secretary of Health and Human Services (Morehouse) Lerone Bennett, noted historian, editor at Ebony Magazine (Morehouse) Julian Bond, politician, chairman of the NAACP (Morehouse) Little Richard, singer (Oakwood University) Brian McKnight, singer, composer (Oakwood University) Keisha Knight Pulliam, actress “The Cosby Show” (Spelman) Tanika Ray, television host “Extra” (Spelman) Shaun Robinson, television host “Access Hollywood” (Spelman) More Prominent UNCF Alumni: LaTanya Richardson Jackson, actress (Spelman) Alice Walker, author (Spelman) Rosetta Armour-Lightner, First woman instructor at any Air Force ROTC unit ( at Ohio State University). Was the first African American woman line colonel in the Air Force. (Talledega) Lionel Richie, singer/composer (Tuskegee) Daniel (Chappie) James, First African American Air Force 4-star general, Tuskegee Airman (Tuskegee) Betty Shabazz- (Tuskegee) Keenan Ivory Wayans, actor, writer, producer, director – (Tuskegee) Tom Joyner, radio personality, philanthropist – (Tuskegee) Douglas Wilder, first African American Governor-VA, current mayor of Richmond, VA (Virginia Union) Leontyne Price, opera singer (Wilberforce) James Farmer, civil rights activist (Wiley College) Alvin J. Boutte – founder and CEO of Indecorp, the largest Black-owned financial institution in the U.S. (Xavier) 2012 UNCF Los Angeles Walk for Education -- Route UNCF Member Colleges In addition to scholarships and other forms of assistance UNCF provides to students, UNCF is also the largest non-governmental provider of support to 38 private member institutions. Because of support from donors through UNCF, member institutions are able to keep tuition approximately 52% lower than tuition at other comparable schools. That’s important, because over 90% of students at UNCF member institutions require some form of financial aid. Approximately eighty-four percent of students at UNCF member colleges come from families with low to moderate incomes. UNCF member institutions do much more with less, conferring 8,000 bachelor’s degrees. 1. Allen University, Columbia, SC 21. Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL 2. Benedict College, Columbia, SC 22. Paine College, Augusta, GA 3. Bennett College, Greensboro, NC 23. Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX 4. Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL 24. Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR 5. Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC 25. Rust College, Holly Springs, MS 6. Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 26. Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC 7. Dillard University, New Orleans, LA 27. Saint Paul's College, Lawrenceville, VA 8. Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, FL 28. Shaw University, Raleigh, NC 9. Fisk University, Nashville, TN 29. Spelman College, Atlanta, GA 10. Florida Memorial University, Miami, FL 30. Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL 11. Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX 31. Talladega College, Talladega, AL 12. Interdenominational Theological Ctr, Atlanta, GA 32. Texas College, Tyler, TX 13. Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX 33. Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 14. Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC 34. Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 21. Lane College, Jackson, TN 35. Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA 16. LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN 36. Voorhees College, Denmark, SC 17. Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC 37. Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH 18. Miles College, Birmingham, AL 38. Wiley College, Marshall, TX 19. Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA 39. Xavier University, New Orleans, LA 20. Morris College, Sumter, SC 2012 UNCF WALK REGISTRATION AND PLEDGE FORM June 2, 2012 Last Name First Name MI E-Mail Address Apt.# City State Zip Code T-shirt (Circle One) M L XL Years Participated Age Sex M F Employer Does Your Employer Offer Matching Gifts? Y N Contact Phone SPONSORS SHOULD MAKE A DONATION AND GIVE YOU THEIR CONTRIBUTION IMMEDIATELY! Sponsors (please print) Name Address City Zip $50 $30 $25 $10 Other Check Cash 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Please mail form or fax to: Total $ UNCF Make checks payable to UNCF: To be eligible for 3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 675 incentive prizes, all money must be turned in by day of Los Angeles, CA 90010 walk -- Saturday June 2, 2012. (213) 639-3800 (213) 389-9891 fax Participants Waiver and Release I hereby fully accept and assume all risks and responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as a result of my participation in the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) Walk for Education and thereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless, waiver and forever discharge UNCF and their officers, employees, volunteers, and other participants, etc. from any and all liability, responsibility and/or property damage or claims attributable to my participation in the UNCF event or activity. I attest that I am physically fit and prepared for this event. I grant permission for organizers to use photographs of and quotations from me in legitimate accounts and promotions. Signature Participant or Parent/Guardian if under 18