UNCF honors Dr. Calvin O. Butts III and Ingrid Saunders Jones

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L-R: UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax with Ingrid Saunders Jones, recipient of the UNCF President’s Award and Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, recipient of the UNCF Shirley Chisholm Service Award

By Isseu Diouf-Campbell

The United Negro College Fund honored two longtime education advocates, during its annual “A Mind Is” Gala held on March 7, 2013 at the Hilton New York.

Ingrid Saunders Jones, vice president for Global Community Connections of the Coca Cola Company received the UNCF President’s Award while Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church accepted the UNCF Shirley Chisholm Service Award.

The new UNCF campaign “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” was screened during the gala hosted by WNBC/New York anchor David Ushery, and which featured a live performance by Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holiday.

The United Negro College Fund, the nation’s largest minority education organization, supports students’ education through scholarships.

For more information about UNCF, visit uncf.org.

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