FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Pee Dee Area United Negro College Fund has started its fundraising season for students and South Carolina's five UNCF-member institutions - Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and Voorhees College.
The campaign runs from September 2014 to May 2015. The fundraising goal for the state of South Carolina in 2014 is to raise $735,000 with Pee Dee Area UNCF raising $150,000.
Pee Dee Area UNCF county chairpersons raise funds through corporate and small business support and employee and individual contributions.
90 percent of all funds from the campaign stay in South Carolina.
UNCF will host their traditional 22nd Annual UNCF "A Mind Is" gala on December 5 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence which is expected to raise even more money.
Nationally, UNCF is the nation's biggest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF administers more than 400 programs with more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country.
For information on how you can contribute or attend the 22th Annual UNCF "A Mind Is" gala, visit their website here or call (843) 662-4164.