On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) local area office and the Honorable Mayor Cavalier Johnson hosted the Milwaukee Mayor’s Masked Ball and welcomed more than 300 guests including corporations, dignitaries, civic leaders, public officials, educational leaders, and other partners from across Wisconsin. This special event was held at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Milwaukee Mayor’s Masked Ball raised money for deserving black students, to provide the support they need to stay in college, earn a degree, and prepare for success in the workplace, as well as UNCF Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
The UNCF MASKED Award was presented to Dr. Valerie Daniels- Carter and Alderwoman Milele Coggs as esteemed honorees who exemplify the highest levels of dedication and support of UNCF’s mission, work, and achievement toward higher education. The evening celebrated their honorees, UNCF scholars, and highlight UNCF Milwaukee’s Masterminds, our next generation of leaders and philanthropists.
Mary Stoker-Smith and Aaron Maybin, WITI TV anchors were emcees at the ball. Additional evening highlights included a reception, elegant dining, student testimonials, and entertainment featuring Midnight Sun.