Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Gala (Black Tie)

July 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Indiana Convention Center // Sagamore Ballroom

Sponsored By

Highlight: National Urban League Young Professionals 20th Anniversary Acknowledgement

Emcee: Shannon LaNier, Anchor, CW39's "Morning Dose"

Invocation: Senior Pastor Dr. Theron D. Williams, Mount Carmel Church

Sponsor Remarks:
Ray C. Dempsey
, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, BP America Inc.
Sekou Kaalund, Head of Advancing Black Pathways, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Al Smith, Group Vice President, Social Innovation,Toyota Motor North America
George Willis, President, U.S. Operations, UPS

Living Legend Awardees:
Debbie Allen,
Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Television Director, and Television Producer
Norm Nixon, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy; Retired Professional Basketball Player (NBA)

President’s Awardee:
Honorable André D. Carson, U.S. Representative, Indiana's 7th Congressional District

Anthony Hamilton, Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Author

McGannon Award Recipients:
Vera A. Moore, Vice President, Community Relations Manager, Office of Nonprofit Engagement, JP Morgan Chase

Charles B. Collins Distinguished Trustee Awardee:
Presented by Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
Rynthia M. Rost, Vice President, Public Affairs, GEICO

Announcement of 2020 Conference in Houston:
Presented by Judson Robinson III, President & CEO, Houston Area Urban League