By Victor Trammell On December 1, 2012, many big names in entertainment were gathered at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. The 34th Annual “ United Negro College Fund An Evening of Stars” was being taped in front of a live audience. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and all of the stars in attendence continued the organization’s ripe tradition of supporting college students across America. Among the performers was gospel singer Yolanda Adams (pictured above). The 51-year-old recording artist, producer, radio personality, and fashion designer looked dazzling on the red carpet in a gray tuxedo and a shimmering silver blouse. Adams has been active on the gospel music scene since 1979, which was when the first UNCF An Evening of Stars event was held. Back then, it was called the Lou Rauls Parade of Stars and has since grown to become one of the longest running and most watched televsion events of all time. Adams was in great company along side other famous peers to support the great cause. Other celebrities in the house included: Chaka Khan,Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Tyrese Gibson, Melanie Fiona, Eric Benet, Tracee Ellis Ross, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Anthony Hamilton, and Faith Evans. Since the first event in 1979, UNCF An Evening of Stars has helped contribute to raising over $200 million in support for the enrollment and graduation of college students. UNCF continues to award over 10,000 scholarships and intern opportunities annually. UNCF An Evening of Stars (hosted by Anthony Anderson) will air on BET on January 27, 2013 at 10pm EST.