|The invitation to the Mayor's Masked Ball 2013|
Mary McLeod Bethune, UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to or nation."
"Last evening, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, in conjunction with UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball, held at
Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City.
The Whispers were in the house - and had everyone on their feet dancing! Loretta Devine, Obba Babbatunde, Anna Maria Horsford were just a few celebrities having a blast at the ball!
Chris Schauble, Co-Anchor, KTLA 5 Morning News announcer, and Vera Jimenez, Meteorologist, Reporter, KTLA 5 News and Master of Ceremony, Jim Hill,
Sports Anchor, CBS 2/ KCAL 9 were outstanding!
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles,
and Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO, UNCF welcomed everyone so warmly.
|Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, CA.|
Spiritual Growth All Saints Church.
|Chris Schauble, Anchor, KTLA 5|
|Sandra Phillips, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel,Toyota Motor Sales|
|Jim Hill, Sports, Anchor, CBS2/KCAL 9|
Lisa D. Cagnolatti, Vice President, Business Customer Division of Southern California Edison was very hospitable, with the largest mask I've ever seen! She had the entire audience rolling!
|Carl A. Balton, President, Union Bank|
Union Bank Foundation, for sincerely working so diligently in the community, making sure that the richness of our culture is preserved, as well as supporting HBCUs.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson - and Sheryl P. Underwood were the Honorees.
|Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Honoree|
|Sheryl P. Underwood, Honoree|
This remarkable man (I'm talking "Magic" Johnson, ya'll), along with the late Jerry Buss (R.I.P. Jerry Buss), from day one, have made things happen in the Los Angeles area. Magic Johnson says, "For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting." Yes, Magic Johnson, you consistently show by example that you are not a quitter. Thank you, Magic Johnson, for showing our children first hand, how to work hard, gain success and reach back and uplift others. You are your brother's keeper, and we love you for that.
|Dawn Sutherland, VP Finance, Controller USCO,|
XEROX Corporation actively supports the community and was one of the sponsors for the event.
Dawn Sutherland, VP Finance, Controller, USCO Southern California / Las Vegas Operations looked absolutely fabulous! Yes, Dawn Sutherland does fabulous quite well, wearing a gown designed by Carolyn Wilbourn, of
Wilbourn Exclusives, out of Atlanta, GA.
Dawn Sutherland is committed to making sure that our youth succeed, getting all the necessary tools needed to grasp and obtain higher education.
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Founding sponsor is an awesome corporation. See how they continue to fly!
(photo of listing of sponsors - Richard Nichols, All other photos are taken from each person's website - and UNCF)