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

August 03, 2018 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Greater Columbus Convention Center // Battelle Ballroom

Sponsored By

(Doors open at 7:15pm)

Gale V. King, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Nationwide; National Urban League Trustee
Shannon LaNier, Actor, Author & Global TV Personality

Invocation: Donald Washington, Bishop, Mount Hermon Baptist Church

Remarks: Stephanie Hightower, President & CEO, Columbus Urban League

Sponsor Remarks: Rhonda Crichlow, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications

Living Legend Awardee:  The Honorable Michael B. Coleman, former Mayor of Columbus, OH, Partner and Director of Business and Government Strategies Columbus, Ice Miller Strategies, LLC

Lifetime Achievement Awardee:  Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, President, RainbowPush Coalition

President’s Awardees:

DeVon Franklin, Award-Winning Film and TV Producer, New York Times best-selling author, International Speaker, and Spiritual Success Coach & Meagan Good, Actress

2018 McGannon Award:
Nancy Jardini,
Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Fannie Mae
Jeffrey Hayward, Executive Vice President & Head of Multifamily, Fannie Mae
Joseph Weisbord, Director, Credit and Housing Access, Fannie Mae
Charmaine Brown, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Fannie Mae

Presented by Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
Charles B. Collins Distinguished Trustee Award

Tim Murphy, General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer, MasterCard Inc.

John W. Mack Medal of Honor (4 Honorees)
1. Urban League of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2. Louisville Urban League
3. Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.
4. Urban League of West Palm Beach County, Inc.

Retiring CEO'S:
J. Howard Henderson, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Urban League
William G. Clark, President & CEO, Urban League of Rochester, New York

Announcement of 2019 Conference 

Anthony “Tony” Mason,
President & CEO, Indianapolis Urban League

Performance By: Fantasia, R&B Singer, Songwriter, Actress 

Sponsors: BP America, Toyota, UPS, KeyBank, Charter Communications