Urban League of Central Carolinas

Friday, December 14, 2018

Charlotte, N.C. -- The Urban League of Central Carolinas’ annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala is one of Charlotte’s premiere fundraising events. This black tie event honors game changers and leaders who exemplify the Urban League’s commitment to social and economic mobility for all under-served communities. Their efforts have made a positive impact and helped create new opportunities for under-served and underemployed individuals. The 2018 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala will commence on Saturday, May 5, 2018 6 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte Hotel.

This year, the Urban League of Central Carolinas is pleased to announce the following Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Recipients: Ronnie L. Bryant, CEcD, FM, HLM, President & CEO, Charlotte Regional Partnership; Ophelia Eugenia Garmon-Brown, MD, Family practice physician, Novant Health and Arrington Mixon, Senior Program Officer, Leon Levine Foundation. (Bios and head shots are attached to this email.)

 “We are delighted to honor these community champions, who throughout their professional and personal lives, have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to social and economic mobility for all community members,” said Urban League President and CEO Teddy McDaniel, III. “As we embark on our 40th Anniversary, these heroes truly exemplify the legacy of Whitney M. Young, Jr.  and we look forward to the celebration.”

Title sponsor for the event is Atrium Health with additional support from UPS, Ally Financial, Geico, Duke Energy, Delhaize/Food Lion and many more.

For more information about 2018 Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala, contact Maya Norvel at (704) 373-2256 ex. 219 or Maya.Norvel@UrbanLeaguecc.org. Individual tickets are $200 and are available at www.urbanleaguecc.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting John Ham at (704) 373-2256 ex. 208 or John.Ham@UrbanLeaguecc.org.

ULCC’s 40th Anniversary

The Urban League of Central Carolinas is celebrating 40 years of empowering communities and changing lives through dynamic workforce development, educational and financial empowerment programs. These programs have broken cycles of unemployment and underemployment for tens of thousands of local residents in need.

For decades, the ULCC has worked with many community partners to achieve economic and social mobility for those in need. Through a variety of workforce development programs, individuals are exposed to family sustaining career pathways and equipped with industry recognized credentials. Over the past four decades, the ULCC has also developed thriving youth technology, college preparation and mentoring programs.

About Whitney M. Young, Jr.

(July 31, 1921 – March 11, 1971) was an American civil rights leader. He spent most of his career working to end employment discrimination in the United States. Young turned the National Urban League from a relatively passive civil rights organization into one that aggressively worked for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised.


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