Global icon Sheila E. will perform at the 28th annual UNCF “A Mind Is…” Gala in Houston. Known as a dynamic percussionist with notable collaborations with Prince, Beyoncé and Gloria Estefan, Sheila E has a career that spans more than 30 years.
UNCF “A Mind Is…” Gala is the highlight of the annual fundraising campaign for the local UNCF Houston area office. This gala is one of Houston's signature social events of the year, which garners the support of corporate sponsors, civic leaders, dignitaries, public officials, alumni and other guests who support the UNCF mission. Under the leadership of honorary chairs Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and his daughter Ashley Turner, more than 500 guests are scheduled to attend. Since its inception, this event has raised more than $8 million to support deserving students and the 37 UNCF-member institutions.