45TH Annual UNCF Gala ConcertSponsored by Valero

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Sponsored by Valero


Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103

This grand affair has featured such nationally known speakers and entertainers as Randy Crawford & Joe Sample, Isaac Hayes, Maya Angelou, Susan L. Taylor, Nancy Wilson, The Four Tops, Roberta Flack, The Stylistics, and The Manhattans. This year, partygoers will enjoy the R&B sounds of The Whispers. College officials also will present the annual Beacon of Hope Award that is given to individuals or organizations that have shown outstanding support to the College over the years. Valero proudly sponsors this event. All proceeds benefit the United Negro College Fund and LeMoyne-Owen College

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online or at LeMoyne-Owen College in the Office of Institutional Advancement, 807 Walker Ave. Memphis, TN, 38126 starting July 17..

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 need and that the nation needs them to have.  

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