On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the corporate employees, donors, volunteers and friends who look forward to participating in it. This year’s event in particular had more than 1500 registered participants. The funds from this run go to support UNCF scholarship and student support program for more than 900 students, as well as support to 37 historically black colleges.
Pictured at the run are (top photo, from left) The Blood Center of Wisconsin’s Wilbert Taylor and Todd Coleman; S.C. Johnson Wax’s E.B. Bamiro; V100’s Bailey Coleman; Johnson Controls, Inc.’s Wanda Austin; UNCF’s Michael Cox and Julietta Henry: Rockwell Automation’s Logii D. Moore and Richard Adusa-Poka; Ascension Healthcare’s Penelope Stewart; and Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s Corey Smith, who accepted special awards on behalf of their respective companies who were major sponsors for the Walk/Run.
The event is a key fundraiser for the Milwaukee Chapter and is organized by (middle photo, from left) UNCF Wisconsin Campaign Coordinator Julietta Henry; and UNCF Wisconsin Regional Development Director Michael Cox.