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In this episode of The High Life, host Tai Beauchamp takes us inside UNCF‘s 66th annual gala in support of education and scholarships for African-American students. At the event, which raised $2.8 million, celebrities, business leaders, politicans and other community leaders gathered to honor businessman and attorney Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., along with the presidents of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.
With guests who included Pharrell Williams, Roberta Flack, Jordan and Extra‘s AJ Calloway, the event highlighted the organization’s 40 years plus of living up to its adage: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” and raising more than $30 billion for students in need. Here, Tai talks to Jordan, Flack and others about the importance of education and giving back in their own lives.
Video filmed and edited by Melissa Johnson