Natalie Cole performs at last year's UNCF An Evening of the Stars

*At this year’s UNCF An Evening of Stars, legends join the rising stars.

On September 25th, acts like Stevie Wonder, El DeBrage, Fantasia and Ledisi will be hitting the stage with many others in an all-star tribute to Chaka Khan in a live taping of the show at he Pasadena Civic Auditorium. UNCF will present Khan with the Award of Excellence in recognition of her distinguished career and her support of UNCF’s mission.

Along with that presentation, the brightest and most beautiful UNCF graduates and advocates will be presenting awards throughout the show. They are also banding together in an effort to raise money for Campaign for Emergency Student Aid (C.E.S.A.) program that offers financial aid for families in great need of money for college expenses.

Chaka Khan to be honored by the UNCF

“The stars who make up UNCF An Evening of Stars are not only paying tribute to an icon and legendary entertainer, they are joining UNCF and Chaka Khan to make sure that every child gets a good education from pre-school through college,” Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF said. “These artists are helping the millions of Americans who tune in understand the importance of helping students get the education they need and our nation needs them to have in order to compete in a global economy.”

Tickets are on sale for this event now at the United Negro College Fund through Ticketmaster and Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box office. UNCF An Evening of Stars will be televised nationally in January 2011.