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18 April 2016

Governor Deal to Keynote United Negro College Fund Luncheon in Atlanta

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Atlanta local office will host a Luncheon, 19 April, at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

The event brings together Atlanta business, civic and education leaders who support UNCF’s efforts in providing quality education for minority students.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will deliver the keynote address and participate in an enlightening discussion centered on education. UNCF’s president and CEO, Dr. Michael L. Lomax, will serve as moderator.

“Quality education is the most important resource a child needs in ensuring a successful life,” Deal said. “It is our responsibility to provide the necessary tools to the next generation of leaders that will become the anchors in our community.”

Since 2003, governors and other elected officials around the nation have hosted the UNCF Governor’s Luncheon in an effort to provide resources for students to get to and through college. The Atlanta event will benefit UNCF’s five member institutions in Georgia: Clark Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theological Center, and Morehouse, Paine and Spelman colleges.

“College affordability is one of the defining issues of our time, and UNCF remains steadfast in our determination to make higher education obtainable,” Lomax said. “Governor Deal’s commitment to this cause is commendable as we work together to bring forth future Atlanta community leaders.”