Pre-Alumni Council Miss UNCF Campaign
"The “Because of Her We Can” campaign is designed to put focus on the legacy of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, and her involvement in co-founding the United Negro College Fund. In the spirit of our founder, our goal is to raise $50,000 for the UNCF and present it at the National Pre-Alumni Council Conference. This is an opportunity at which all 37 UNCF institutions are represented and will present funds that they have raised. Our very own Miss UNCF, Ashja Bentley, will be representing Bethune-Cookman University at this event and could become the next National Miss UNCF. She will not only represent B-CU on a national platform but will also represent all UNCF schools to bring awareness to the important impact our institutions have on the community.
UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, committed to supporting academic programs by providing financial support for HBCU students. Dr. Bethune was an influential woman who is known for challenging racial barriers, improving education for all people, especially black youth, and for serving her community. The goal of raising $50,000 for the UNCF aligns with Dr. Bethune’s commitment to education. Your contribution will assist in providing scholarship dollars for young people to attend HBCUs without accumulating huge amounts of debt. Please make an impact today by giving to the “Because of Her We Can” campaign. Without Dr. Bethune paving the way, many of us would not have the opportunities we have today."