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Mayor to host annual UNCF prayer breakfast

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will partner again this year with the Northwest Indiana Leadership Council to host the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 will be held at the Genesis Convention Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. More than 300 businesses, civic and education and community leaders will support the UNCF event. The proceeds will assist in providing scholarships for Northwest Indiana students. Rev. R. E. Robinson, St. John Baptist Church, Gary will served as the keynote speaker.

UNCF is known as the nation’s largest minority organization supporting higher education, student development and other programs for students attending historically black colleges and universities. The UNCF Northwest Indiana Leadership Council established in 2007 has raised more than $400,000 and has awarded more than 60 Scholarships to students in Northwest Indiana.

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson stated, “I am proud to again host the Mayor’s Breakfast presented by the UNCF Northwest Indiana Leadership Council. As a member of the Northwest Indiana Leadership Council, I am relentless in supporting UNCF’s mission while improving the educational outcomes of the students of Gary, Indiana. Investing in our youth not only develops the next generation of leaders, but improves our communities.”

Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Tickets are $35.00. Please contact the Mayor’s Office at 219-881-1302 for sponsorship information and tickets; or via email at [email protected].

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