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Mayor Kasim Reed to Host 33rd Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

Post Date:12/16/2016 2:30 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
Jewanna Gaither, Deputy Press Secretary
404-330-6942, office
404-357-5829, cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2016

Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed to Host 33rd Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

WHO: Mayor Kasim Reed
Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO, UNCF
Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., Executive Vice President of National Development, UNCF
Justine Norman Boyd, Atlanta Regional Development Director, UNCF


Mayor Kasim Reed will join Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, to host the 33rd Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball. Each year the event helps to raise funds for students who attend local Historically Black Colleges and Universities including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and the Interdenominational Theology Center at the Atlanta University Center. Last year, the Ball generated $1 million for UNCF and its 38 member colleges and universities.

UNCF’s Maurice Jenkins and Justice Boyd will also serve as hosts for the Mayor’s
Masked Ball.

This year’s honorees include: Ed Baker, former editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle; Erica Qualls-Battey, general manager of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis; Shan Cooper, chief transformation officer of WestRock; Tommy Dortch, Jr., president of TWD, Incorporated; and D. Jack Sawyer, Jr., president of the Southeastern Region of Wilmington Trust's Wealth Advisory group.


Saturday, December 17, 2016
Thế giới cá 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

NOTE: Best photo opportunities include:
6:15 p.m. – Pre-Reception Red Carpet
6:45 p.m. – VIP Masked Reception
7:30 p.m. – Parade of Stars and Dignitaries, followed by the Welcome

MEDIA: Press check-in is from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis Loft (atrium
level). Please report by 6:00 p.m. for positioning. To register your attendance, please email and

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