In a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to education and community engagement, FanDuel has generously donated $1 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), marking the third consecutive year of support for under-represented students. The donation will specifically benefit 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Ohio.

This latest contribution follows FanDuel’s previous $1 million donations to UNCF in the past three years, with past funding aiding students in Virginia and Maryland. The recent donation aligns with the one-year anniversary of the launch of mobile sports betting in Ohio.

The funds provided by FanDuel will empower UNCF to offer direct assistance to students in crucial areas such as technology, housing, food security, and tuition. In addition to the financial support, FanDuel is set to collaborate with UNCF in recruiting students from various colleges and universities to join the company’s internship program, fostering valuable educational and professional opportunities.

Christian Genetski, President of FanDuel, expressed the company’s commitment, stating, “We’re always looking for ways to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate our sportsbook. As we reflect on our first year of operation in Ohio, we’re proud to continue our partnership with UNCF to support the HBCU community in the state and look forward to supporting hard-working students at institutions across Ohio.”

Maurice E. Jenkins Jr., EVP and Chief Fundraising Officer at UNCF, expressed gratitude for FanDuel’s consistent support. He said: “We truly appreciate the ongoing support from FanDuel, as financial and academic support like this help make a real difference for HBCUs and their students. We look forward to continuing our partnership; students benefit so much from internship opportunities.”

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 are the ten Ohio universities that will be impacted by this substantial donation.

This recent act of philanthropy reaffirms FanDuel’s dedication to fostering educational opportunities and supporting the growth and success of students within the HBCU community.

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