WALK FOR EDUCATION
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and
most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF provides
operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black
colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at more than
900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training.
For over 63 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $2.5 billion to help
a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help
minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government. Fundraising allows our
schools to keep tuition low for many who otherwise would not have a chance for a quality
education. Widely recognized for its fundraising efficiency, UNCF has been named the
number one education non-profit in America. Both the Non-Profit Times and The Chronicle
of Philanthropy have ranked UNCF among the top 100 charitable organizations in the
As the face of America continues to change, UNCF is uniquely positioned as a pacesetter in
helping companies develop the workforce of the 21st Century, and assisting them in meeting
their diversity objectives. Together, The United College Fund and its member institutions help
students to gain the confidence, training, and social skills necessary to succeed in today’s
Over the past decade, the largest increase in the number of students enrolled at
UNCF institutions has been from the state of California.
60% of UNCF students are the first in their families to attend college; and 92%
receive financial aid.
Women represent 60% of students enrolled at UNCF institutions.
About 62% of the students have family income less than $25,000.
There is no magic formula for success; every person finds his or her unique path. But in
today’s world, nearly every success story shares one common element, higher education.
For that reason, the United Negro College Fund – the nation’s oldest minority higher
education assistance organization – continues its commitment to providing educational
opportunity for financially disadvantaged minority youth. Join UNCF as we give future
generations the one thing they need most: opportunity.
2007 “Walk for Education”
More than 2,500 walkers in the Greater Los Angeles area are expected to participate in the
“Walk for Education,” with an additional 100 volunteers helping on the day of the “Walk for
Education” to help raise critical funds to support historically black colleges and universities
and their students.
2006 “Walk for Education” sponsors included: Union Bank of California, GM, Southern
California Edison, BP, Lewis Operating Corp, Toyota Motor Sales, FedEx, Burrtec Waste
Industries, Xerox, Kaiser Permanente African American Association, Young Homes,
Southern California Gas Company, Transamerica, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,
Mattel, and many others.
UNCF – with 39 member colleges and universities, is America’s oldest, largest, most
successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization.
Today’s UNCF students are attending college at a time when higher education is becoming
less affordable. More than 90% of UNCF students need some form of financial aid. Most
UNCF students come from disadvantaged families; 60% have family income of less than
$30,000 and 60% are the first in their families to attend college.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Walk
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Post Walk Festivities & Entertainment
The “Walk for Education” will take place this year in beautiful Exposition Park. The event
attracts more than 1,000 participants, representing a variety of corporate teams and
individual walkers. With its expanded, carnival-like setting in Exposition Park, the “Walk for
Education” is a very family oriented event full of entertainment, celebrities, great food, and
Facts About the 2007 Walk for Education
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Place: Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
8:30 Walk Begins (Kiddie Walk will precede general walk)
Distance: 5K/3.11 miles
Begin and end walk at Coliseum & Menlo inside Exposition Park
Menlo North to Exposition Blvd. .20
East to Figueroa .71
North to Jefferson Blvd .30
West to Vermont Blvd. .50
South to Martin Luther King Blvd 1.00
East to Menlo .10
North to Coliseum .30
End walk at Coliseum & Menlo
2007 UNCF Walk for Education Information
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 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 &
Mileage: 5K (3.11 miles), start and finish at
Exposition Park. Walk around the USC
campus with rest/refreshment points along
Parking: Free - Lot 2 (enter at Vermont & 39th St.)
There will be plenty of snacks, a complimentary lunch, an HBCU Reunion, and
fabulous entertainment, including a short program to honor the teams,
walkers and sponsors.
Your support will help the United Negro College Fund 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
See you there!!