Future, Tyrese and Usher each donate to UNCF

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The 33rd annual United Negro College Fund was held Saturday at the Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball.

Tyrese, Usher, Jeezy and Atlanta native Future each reportedly donated $25,000 to the fundraising event. The Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball is seen as the UNCF’s signature fundraising event.

“This must-attend event is full of fun, fashion, glitz and glamour that supports UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for the young men and women we serve and by helping them move to and through college,” the UNCF said in describing the event.

With decreasing enrollment rates and a decrease in federal funding at historically black colleges and universities, these types of fundraising initiatives are more important than ever.

Future’s donation was made in conjunction with his Freewishes Foundation, and Usher has partnered with UNCF through his New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy. The organization provides a $100,000 UNCF scholarship.

Tonight @future and our foundation donated $25,000 to @uncf at the 33rd Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball! #FreeWishesFoundation

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#BlackExcellence Just wanna send some love to the Mayor of Atlanta who I don’t think will ever ever understand how much he means to me and those who he ALWAYS goes out of his way to support and show love to…. The good word says GIVE and shall be given unto you….. As much as you give and look out and continue to show up for others last night we wanted to show up for you!!! We raised MILLION at the Atlanta Masquerade #MAYORSBALL last night in conjunction with UNICEF I proudly jumped out there and donated 25,000 and my brother Usher didn’t even blink and marched it…. 25,000 then my guy @jeezy jumped out there 25,000 and everyone else in the room felt like that had to step it up!!!! Then I got a text message from my brother @ludacris who jumped out there and matched us at 25,000 it was just amazing and MILLIONS OF DOLLARS was raised and we’re going to put our angles through college……… I did it for the kids, @kasimreed keep doing WHAT you do good brother when I say I got your back it’s not just words!!!!!! We’re supposed to be inspired by our friends and you inspire me…… You represent what’s possible if you work hard and weather storms….. To everyone in the room you guys are ANGELS for being willing to reach in your pockets and give your hard earned money to those who needed it the most!!!!!! “The mind is a terrible thing to waste”…… @unicef @unicefusa some folks just do it for the Gram…. We all stepped UP and did it for real.!!!! To God be all the glory……

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