Dayton Inter-Alumni Council

 ONE THIRD OF 

 AFRICAN-AMERICANS 

 ARE EDUCATED AT HBCUs 

Purpose and Mission

The Dayton Inter-Alumni Council (DIAC) is an official fundraising organization of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) that is comprised of concerned graduates of UNCF institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as other individuals who want to advance the cause of minority higher education.

 

The DIAC and NAC's mission is to:
 

  • The DIAC’s mission is to create and maintain in UNCF/HBCU alumni and the community an abiding sense of personal commitment to, and individual responsibility for, the health and welfare of the black college.
     

  • The DIAC accomplishes its goals by working together with all interested parties towards three major initiatives: advocacy, recruitment, and fundraising.

 

The DIAC was chartered at the 57th UNCF National Alumni Council Conference on January 23, 2003. Initiated by Mary Tucker, other founding members of the DIAC were Dr. Giovanni Bonds, M. Alice Callier, Anita Conway, Fred Conway, Judith Crawford, James Magwood, Margie Marcellus, Atty. Alvarene Owens, Irene Owens, Dr. Brenda Mobley, Verna Poole, Quincy Taylor, Stacy Thompson, Dr. Mary Walker, Monica Walker-Floyd, Dr. Robert Walker and James Washington. 

2018-19 Highlights

$121,600

AWARDED TO 17 DAYTON STUDENTS

$500

AWARDED FOR BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded 2nd Place

IN FUNDS RAISED FOR CFNAC in 2019

Hosted the James E. Stamps Awards Breakfast, April 14, 2018 at the Sinclair Community College. The DIAC recognized and celebrated two local stalwart supporters of Education and the leadership development with young people. They were Dr. Gladys Turner-Finney and Dr. Willie J. Washington. Each honoree shared their inspirational perspective on why Wilberforce University matters personally, historically, and professionally.

 

DIAC also partnered with churches in our community to honor the legacy of minority education. Churches were asked to make a contribution to UNCF as an investment in young people who are first in their families to attend college as an avenue to break the generational curse of poverty. The late Rev. Dr. Robert E. Jones (Huston-Tillotson University) chaired the initiative. The UNCF Sunday Program was held on April 29, 2018, at the St. Luke Baptist Church. The UNCF Sunday Program raised $3,050.00. On March 31, 2019, the UNCF Program was held at Dixon United Methodist Church and it raised $3,500.00.

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