wayne_gent.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County School District is collaborating with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) this year on an employee giving campaign to provide deserving seniors college scholarships. The district is launching the workplace campaign as part of February’s Black History Month.

By choosing to give to UNCF, employees will give Palm Beach County high school seniors of any racial or ethnic background the opportunity to receive scholarships in the fall of 2013 that will allow them to attend colleges and universities across the country.

UNCF has made the dream of attending college a reality for thousands of deserving youth throughout their 66 year history.
School district employees now may give a one-time donation or choose a monthly payroll deduction and contribute to the UNCF.

In an email letter to employees, Schools Superintendent Wayne Gent explained why he thinks UNCF is a great way for employees to help our community, “UNCF will designate funds raised by the School District of Palm Beach County for School District of Palm Beach County Seniors and UNCF is efficient with 91 cents of every dollar collected going directly to support its students.”

The enrollment period began Feb. 1, and continues through March 22.

Employees and community members can donate online at secure2.convio.net/uncf/site/Donation2?df_id=4880&4880.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=xb8wluwfc2.app209b

For more information contact Heather Knust, the school district’s UNCF campaign coordinator at 561-434-8096 or heather.knust@palmbeachschools.org