Usher, Tyrese, Jeezy and More Donate to United Negro College Fund

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The 33rd annual United Negro College Fund Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball was another huge success- stars came out looking fresh and fab and some of Atlanta’s own even put their money where their mouths are and made massive donations to the organization.

This year’s fundraising gala was held on Saturday December 17 as an effort to focus on “raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves and the contributions of historically black colleges and universities,” according to the UNCF‘s official site. The event was another huge success- not only did it sell out of tickets, but some of the stars that attended made some pretty sizeable donations to the non-profit. The ball ended up bringing in $1 million by the end of the night.

Usher, Jeezy, Future, Tyrese and Ludacris all attended the gala and each made $25,000 donations to UNCF. The stars all matched one another’s donations until the total reached well over $100,000 collectively. “…last night in conjunction with UNICEF I proudly jumped out there and donated 25,000 and my brother Usher didn’t even blink and marched it,” shared Tyrese on Instagram. “25,000 then my guy @jeezy jumped out there 25,000 and everyone else in the room felt like that had to step it up!!!! Then I got a text message from my brother @ludacris who jumped out there and matched us at 25,000 it was just amazing and MILLIONS OF DOLLARS was raised and we’re going to put our angles through college.”

Just wanna send some love to the Mayor of Atlanta who I don't think will ever ever understand how much he means to me and those who he ALWAYS goes out of his way to support and show love to…. The good word says GIVE and shall be given unto you….. As much as you give and look out and continue to show up for others last night we wanted to show up for you!!! We raised MILLION at the Atlanta Masquerade #MAYORSBALL last night in conjunction with UNICEF I proudly jumped out there and donated 25,000 and my brother Usher didn't even blink and marched it…. 25,000 then my guy @jeezy jumped out there 25,000 and everyone else in the room felt like that had to step it up!!!! Then I got a text message from my brother @ludacris who jumped out there and matched us at 25,000 it was just amazing and MILLIONS OF DOLLARS was raised and we're going to put our angles through college……… I did it for the kids, @kasimreed keep doing WHAT you do good brother when I say I got your back it's not just words!!!!!! We're supposed to be inspired by our friends and you inspire me…… You represent what's possible if you work hard and weather storms….. To everyone in the room you guys are ANGELS for being willing to reach in your pockets and give your hard earned money to those who needed it the most!!!!!! "The mind is a terrible thing to waste"…… @unicef @unicefusa some folks just do it for the Gram…. We all stepped UP and did it for real.!!!! To God be all the glory……

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Not only were the guys in a giving mood, they also cleaned up pretty well too! Check out some photos from the evening below and see how many famous faces you can spot.

#BlackExcellence Just wanna send some love to the Mayor of Atlanta who I don't think will ever ever understand how much he means to me and those who he ALWAYS goes out of his way to support and show love to…. The good word says GIVE and shall be given unto you….. As much as you give and look out and continue to show up for others last night we wanted to show up for you!!! We raised MILLION at the Atlanta Masquerade #MAYORSBALL last night in conjunction with UNICEF I proudly jumped out there and donated 25,000 and my brother Usher didn't even blink and marched it…. 25,000 then my guy @jeezy jumped out there 25,000 and everyone else in the room felt like that had to step it up!!!! Then I got a text message from my brother @ludacris who jumped out there and matched us at 25,000 it was just amazing and MILLIONS OF DOLLARS was raised and we're going to put our angles through college……… I did it for the kids, @kasimreed keep doing WHAT you do good brother when I say I got your back it's not just words!!!!!! We're supposed to be inspired by our friends and you inspire me…… You represent what's possible if you work hard and weather storms….. To everyone in the room you guys are ANGELS for being willing to reach in your pockets and give your hard earned money to those who needed it the most!!!!!! "The mind is a terrible thing to waste"…… @unicef @unicefusa some folks just do it for the Gram…. We all stepped UP and did it for real.!!!! To God be all the glory……

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Tonight @future and our foundation donated $25,000 to @uncf at the 33rd Annual Mayor's Masked Ball! #FreeWishesFoundation

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" Never let where you came from stop where you going" #TD3 #SundayMotivation @atlpics

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The Mayors ball with @gabunion and @themichaelealy

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