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2021 Gala & Fundraiser

Thank You for Making our Gala and Fundraiser Extra Special

Our hearts are filled with joy, peace and love. As we looked out into the audience we were so overjoyed to see heartwarming individuals like you who took the time out of your busy schedule to spend an evening at our 9th Annual Gala and Fundraiser. For the first time in 9 years we were sold out! We could not have done this without you. Because of you, we raised over $77,000 which will impact lives, change trajectories and create more future leaders!

We say Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Happy Holidays to you and your family! Love the NCRF Family

P.S. If you’d like to continue creating outcomes like this, we invite you to join our monthly giving program Dollars 4 Scholars.

Learn more about who we are by downloading our 9th annual brochure.

Event Description


On Saturday, December 4, 2021, we salute those who have strengthened and empowered students, and have been true supporters of our communities. We raised money for scholarships and gap fees for underserved, underrepresented, at risk, low resource, foster and homeless students.


Dr. Reginald Blaylock
Presidential Associate for Campus, Community Partnerships and Student Experience at Cal Poly Pomona

Michael Lawson
President and ceo of la urban league

Grammy-nominated hip hop entertainer, actress, educator and philanthropist

ryan anderson
vice-president, national contributions manager, comerica bank

Dr. Walter m. Kimbrough
President of dillard university

Pat prescott
Radio Personality



Thank you to our sponsors for their dedication and partnership.

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About NCRF

National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) is a 501c3 organization with the mission to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase enrollment to degree and/or certificate programs among underserved and underrepresented students.

NCRF and its programs Black College Expo, Latino College Expo & The College Expo have helped over 500,000 students get into college, given away over $1 million in scholarships, and help secure over $1 billion in scholarships and grants. NCRF offers FREE services daily to students and their families, which includes intervention, mentoring, college and career planning, tutoring, student athlete assistance, and internship & career placement.