UNCF Kicks off 2017 Birmingham Area Campaign with Chair Al Denson


BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 21, 2016)—The UNCF Birmingham Campaign is flying high with its 2017 campaign chair, Al Denson, President and CEO of Birmingham Airport Authority and graduate of UNCF- member Stillman College.

“It’s an honor to serve the mission of UNCF, and we are excited about continuing our partnership with the Birmingham community to invest in students to go to and through college,” Denson said. Denson along with the UNCF corporate chair and PNC Regional President, Brian Bucher, and the other Leadership Council members, have already raised over $400,000 of the $1 million goal.

The Birmingham Airport Authority has been a strong supporter of the UNCF campaign for many years and hosted the 2017 UNCF Appreciation and Campaign Kick-off last month at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Other major sponsors that have committed to the 2017 campaign include PNC Bank, Regions Bank, BBVA Compass and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International.

Last year’s annual UNCF campaign raised more than $891,000 in Alabama and Mississippi and over $360,000 at the annual UNCF Birmingham Mayor’s Masked Ball fundraiser. This year’s formal event is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex East Ballroom. “We are extremely grateful to the many people, companies, organizations, civic and community organizations, the faith community and volunteers for their support and can’t wait to celebrate another successful year for students,” said area development director Cheri Wilson.

For more information about the Birmingham office of UNCF, including the Birmingham Mayor’s Masked Ball, please contact Wilson at 205.322.8623 X8620, cheri.wilson@uncf.org