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Mayor Kasim Reed to Host 34th Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

Post Date:12/14/2017 1:00 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2017

 Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed to Host 34th Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball


Mayor Kasim Reed
Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO, UNCF
Justine Boyd, Regional Development Director, UNCF
Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs, Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation
Ted Blum, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Wendy Stewart, President, Atlanta Market Bank of America


Mayor Kasim Reed will join Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, to host the 34th 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 37-member colleges and universities.

This year’s honorees include: Brannigan Thompson, senior vice president of Voya Financial and Donta’ Wilson, senior executive vice president and chief client experience officer of BB&T.
Entertainment will be provided by multi-talented singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer and R&B recording artist Tyrese Gibson. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.


Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Best photo opportunities include:    
6:15 p.m. – Pre-reception red carpet
6:30 p.m. – VIP masked reception
7:30 p.m. – Special performance by the Ron Clark Academy, parade of stars and dignitaries, followed by welcome and program


 MEDIA: Press check-in is from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis Loft (atrium level). Please report by 5:45 p.m. for positioning for red carpet arrivals in the Imperial Ballroom Salon A. To inquire about attendance, please email and



For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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