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June 7, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Expanding its ever-growing network of scholarships, the United Negro College Fund on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Coca-Cola that will offer black or Latino students paid summer internships and $5,000 scholarships. Fourteen college students across the nation have been selected for the first year of the $1.2-million scholarship program financed by Coca-Cola.
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May 8, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Christopher F. Edley, former president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund, who helped raise more than $550 million for black higher education during his 18 years of leadership, has died. He was 75. Edley, a Harvard-trained lawyer, died of an apparent heart attack Monday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1992 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pledging to help rebuild Los Angeles by giving youths a chance for an education, the United Negro College Fund announced Friday the creation of a $5-million endowment fund to assist young people who otherwise could not afford college. William H. Gray, president of the fund, joined Mayor Tom Bradley and more than two dozen local educators and business leaders at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles to launch a fund-raising campaign for the "Ladders of Hope" program.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Negro College Fund said it would provide Morris Brown College with $1.47 million to help it overcome a $27-million debt and avoid closing. The fund voted to help alleviate financial problems at the 117-year-old historically black Atlanta school, which lost its accreditation in December, officials said. The Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools withdrew the accreditation largely because of the school's financial problems.
SPORTS
March 25, 1989
Jim Hill has been involved with United Negro College Fund for several years both as a volunteer as well as a donor. His personal contributions to UNCF are substantial and he has been instrumental in encouraging others to give as well. He has actually made himself available to pick up checks from prospective donors who needed his encouragement. Jim has appeared on our telethon several times to ask his fans and other viewers to make a pledge to UNCF. Many athletes who are donors to UNCF today are doing so in part because Jim Hill asked them to. VINCENT BRYSON, Development Director, United Negro College Fund, Inc. Los Angeles Editor's note: The preceding three letters were received by The Times after having been sent to Jim Hill's attorney, Ed Hookstratten.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Negro College Fund said it would provide Morris Brown College with $1.47 million to help it overcome a $27-million debt and avoid closing. The fund voted to help alleviate financial problems at the 117-year-old historically black Atlanta school, which lost its accreditation in December, officials said. The Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools withdrew the accreditation largely because of the school's financial problems.
SPORTS
August 23, 1986
Coming just a few short weeks after the senseless deaths of Len Bias and Don Rogers, the recent benefit basketball game for the United Negro College Fund produced by Earvin (Magic) Johnson was a breath of fresh air. All who participated are to be applauded for donating their talent, time and expertise. Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Johnson Sr. should be very proud of Earvin Jr. He's as special off the court as he is on it. CHARLES L. FREEMAN Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The feuding on the "Family Feud" game show will take on a musical theme this week when teams headed by Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick face off. Vandross's team includes Bobby McFerrin, Little Richard and Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser and Alan Paul. Warwick will be backed up by Vanessa Williams, Gladys Knight and the rest of Manhattan Transfer, Cheryl Bentyne and Janis Siegal. The women's team is donating its winnings to Warwick's AIDS-fighting foundation while the men's will go to the United Negro College Fund.
NEWS
August 5, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Magic Johnson finally got his "three-peat." In 1989, Johnson and the Lakers missed winning the NBA championship three consecutive times. But last weekend, for the third year in a row, Johnson's annual fund-raiser for the United Negro College Fund netted more than $1 million. This was the sixth time the Laker star has hosted "A Midsummer Night's Magic," which combined a black-tie dinner for 1,600 Saturday at the Century Plaza with an all-star basketball game Sunday at the Forum.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ
Joe Weller readily admits that as a young salesman, he never expected to be running the U.S. unit of Swiss food giant Nestle, which has nearly $50 billion in global sales. The Tennessee native began his career 30 years ago with Carnation Co., peddling cat food and canned milk to Memphis-area stores. Later he transferred to the Los Angeles headquarters of Carnation, which was bought by Nestle in 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Expanding its ever-growing network of scholarships, the United Negro College Fund on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Coca-Cola that will offer black or Latino students paid summer internships and $5,000 scholarships. Fourteen college students across the nation have been selected for the first year of the $1.2-million scholarship program financed by Coca-Cola.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ
Joe Weller readily admits that as a young salesman, he never expected to be running the U.S. unit of Swiss food giant Nestle, which has nearly $50 billion in global sales. The Tennessee native began his career 30 years ago with Carnation Co., peddling cat food and canned milk to Memphis-area stores. Later he transferred to the Los Angeles headquarters of Carnation, which was bought by Nestle in 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1995 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Their grades were only fair. Their SAT scores? Middling at best. And not one of them could afford the price of a college education. But the eight South Los Angeles high schoolers had something, their principals agreed: a glint of untapped potential, a determination to try. At a Wednesday news conference sponsored by the United Negro College Fund, those eight youngsters were transformed from "at-risk" teen-agers into bona fide college material.
NEWS
May 7, 1995
The United Negro College Fund is hosting its 13th annual fund-raising walkathon at 8:30 a.m. May 20. The 4.5-mile course starts at Santa Barbara Plaza and then heads west to Rodeo Road, north on La Brea Avenue, east on Jefferson Boulevard, south on Crenshaw Boulevard, west on Stocker Avenue and north on Santa Rosalia Drive back to the plaza. The event is expected to raise $200,000; $160,000 was raised last year. It is sponsored by Pacific Bell, Southern California Edison Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1993 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Negro College Fund President William H. Gray III preached a rousing sermon at First African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, awarding 41 Los Angeles high school seniors four-year scholarships to the fund's historically black colleges. The scholarships for the low-income students were the first to be awarded as part of a program launched after the Los Angeles riots by Gray, a leading Democratic congressman who left the House of Representatives in 1990 to take over the college fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1992 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pledging to help rebuild Los Angeles by giving youths a chance for an education, the United Negro College Fund announced Friday the creation of a $5-million endowment fund to assist young people who otherwise could not afford college. William H. Gray, president of the fund, joined Mayor Tom Bradley and more than two dozen local educators and business leaders at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles to launch a fund-raising campaign for the "Ladders of Hope" program.
SPORTS
August 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The dream backcourt will unite when Michael Jordan teams with Magic Johnson in Johnson's sixth annual benefit all-star game for the United Negro College Fund tonight at 7:30 at the Forum. A year ago, they played together in this game, Jordan leading all scorers with 37 points, but their Red squad lost, 167-162. Johnson and Jordan will be joined on the White squad by Charles Barkley, Herb Williams, Tim Hardaway, Pooh Richardson, Dee Brown, Chris Mullin, Reggie Miller and Michael Cooper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1988
The column "Blacks Can Shake Off Their Taken-For-Granted Status" (by Mitchell F. Crusto, Op-Ed Page, Oct. 25), was a most refreshing article. For months, I have been thinking of shifting from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. It was a very frightening thought to me, let alone the action itself. Like Crusto, I was born black, and by nature or genes (so I thought) a Democrat. But, upon a closer look at both parties, I can't see what the Democratic Party is offering blacks in this campaign.
NEWS
August 5, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Magic Johnson finally got his "three-peat." In 1989, Johnson and the Lakers missed winning the NBA championship three consecutive times. But last weekend, for the third year in a row, Johnson's annual fund-raiser for the United Negro College Fund netted more than $1 million. This was the sixth time the Laker star has hosted "A Midsummer Night's Magic," which combined a black-tie dinner for 1,600 Saturday at the Century Plaza with an all-star basketball game Sunday at the Forum.
SPORTS
August 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The dream backcourt will unite when Michael Jordan teams with Magic Johnson in Johnson's sixth annual benefit all-star game for the United Negro College Fund tonight at 7:30 at the Forum. A year ago, they played together in this game, Jordan leading all scorers with 37 points, but their Red squad lost, 167-162. Johnson and Jordan will be joined on the White squad by Charles Barkley, Herb Williams, Tim Hardaway, Pooh Richardson, Dee Brown, Chris Mullin, Reggie Miller and Michael Cooper.
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