The United Negro College Fund’s 33rd Annual Evening of Stars fundraising ceremony was recorded on Sunday in Pasadena and will air on September 25 at 10 PM on BET.

Since 1944, the UNCF has provided scholarships to support the education of students at more than 35 member historically black colleges and universities. The organization’s slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” is celebrating its 40th anniversary; this year, the UNCF will uphold their motto by providing 10,000 scholarships and educating more than 55,000 students.

The Evening of Stars always allows the top celebrities in the industry shine on stage, helping to raise money for a great cause. The legendary Patti LaBelle performed, along with Ledisi, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild and Estelle.

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You too can support the mission of the United Negro College Fund and learn more about the organization’s philanthropic efforts at

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