For Immediate Release
November 29, 2023
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Joan Scott

(BPRW) National College Resources Foundation Celebrates 25 Years with Annual Gala & Fundraiser

A Special Night to Honor Students and Difference Makers

(Black PR Wire) Los Angeles, California – In celebration of 25 years of impact and partnerships, National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) will host its 11th Annual Gala & Fundraiser Winter Wonderland: Celebrating 25 Years, on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, at the SOLA BEEHIVE, 1000 E. 60th St., Los Angeles, CA 90001, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

It’s an important night to honor exceptional individuals for their impact and continued commitment to NCRF’s shared mission to increase access to education and change students’ lives in communities across the country.

A night of wonder and joy, NCRF’s Winter Wonderland will recognize six inspirational “World Changers” who have made a difference in their communities and directly impacted students’ lives. NCRF is proud to honor these exceptional “World Changers” for 2023: Actor John Marshall Jones (Smart Guy); Actress Dawnn Lewis (A Different World); Actor/Comedian London Brown (Ballers, Raising Kanan); Da’Vinchi (All American, BMF); Casting Guru, Director & Producer Robi Reed; and Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, President of Harris-Stowe State University. A special “Community Champion” award will be presented to Oliver Unaka, University of La Verne’s Associate VP of Strategic Communications.

Additionally, this year’s event would not be complete without also celebrating the students we serve, students who have overcome obstacles and continue to work tirelessly to achieve their dreams of a college education.

Don’t miss out on this special night as NCRF raises funds for scholarships benefiting low-resource, homeless and foster students. All are invited to pair their fanciest attire with their best SNEAKERS for a fun night of celebration, laughs and happy tears while honoring these incredible individuals and amazing students. The evening’s program will be emceed by NCRF’s dynamic Power of Me Team, who travels around the country empowering young people about higher education, coupled with music provided by DJ JiJi Sweet.

“In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has limited access to education for more students, it is imperative that we step up our efforts to break down additional barriers to higher education for our historically underserved and underrepresented students,” says Dr. Theresa Price, NCRF Founder and CEO.

If you’re interested in celebrating NCRF and attending the Gala, tickets and tables are available for purchase here. (

For additional information about remaining sponsorship/partnership opportunities, please click here. (

or call 877-427-4100 or email

Those who are unable to attend the Gala are welcome to support scholarships for students by clicking here to make a donation. https://ncrfoundation/

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About National College Resources Foundation (NCRF)

NCRF, a 501(c)(3) organization, has created programs and initiatives to provide guidance, resources, information and pipelines to empower students toward positive post-secondary pursuits. NCRF’s mission is to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase degree and/or certificate enrollment among underserved and underrepresented, at-risk, low-resource, homeless and foster students. NCRF’s vision is to close the gaps in educational achievement, workforce and economic disparities, with the goal of ending racism and racial inequalities.