FanDuel, a prominent online gambling company in North America, has pledged an impressive $1 million donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in support of under-represented students. The UNCF is recognized as the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, aiming to help young people from under-represented communities achieve college graduation.
The $1 million donation from FanDuel is earmarked for 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Ohio, providing financial assistance for students. This marks the third time FanDuel has contributed to the UNCF, with previous donations benefiting initiatives in Virginia and Maryland.
The support from FanDuel will directly assist students with essential needs such as technology, housing, food security, tuition, and other education-related expenses. Additionally, the gambling company will collaborate with UNCF to recruit students from the HBCUs for its internship program.
This donation comes as FanDuel celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of mobile sports betting in Ohio, showing its commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it operates in. The 10 colleges set to benefit from the donations include Case Western University, Central State University, Chamberlain University, Franklin University, Herzing University-Akron, Ohio State University-Newark Campus, Union Institute & University, Ursuline College, Wilberforce University, and University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College.
UNCF’s executive vice president and chief fundraising officer, Maurice E. Jenkins, expressed gratitude for FanDuel’s continuous support and emphasized the significant impact of financial and academic support for HBCUs and their students. FanDuel’s president, Christian Genetski, echoed the sentiment, stating their commitment to supporting hard-working students at institutions across Ohio.
In related news, FanDuel recently launched a new campaign featuring NFL star Rob Gronkowski, showcasing the company’s ongoing activities in the sports and entertainment industry.