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Gala to Honor United Way Place Matters Program; Award Vivian Burke Community Leader Award to Randy Mitchell.

Guest Speaker Michael McMillan, CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis

Oct 9, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC – On Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm, the Winston-Salem Urban League will host the 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala. The event, sponsored by Food Lion, Reynolds American/British American Tobacco, AT&T and others will recognize business and community pioneers in the Triad community and launch the Winston-Salem Urban League’s (WSUL) Advisory Board.

WSUL will present the 2017 Whitney M. Young Award to Forsyth County United Way’s Place Matters Program. The Program focuses on 13 neighborhoods in northeast Winston-Salem to impact Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs.

The Urban League will present Randy Mitchell, with the Dr. Vivian H. Burke Community Leadership Award. Mitchell, a manager in the Winston-Salem recreation department, has broken barriers as a city employee, but perhaps more importantly, he has mentored hundreds of teens in the Urban League Summer Youth Employment Program and guided dozens of seniors in the Urban League Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The Urban League will introduce business leaders from Reynolds American/British American Tobacco, AT&T, BB&T and more who come together to assist the Urban League in furthering its mission by forming the Urban League Advisory Board.

Michael McMillan, the CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis, will address the group discussing his efforts to to help businesses see the need to support social justice and racial equity after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. McMillan has received over 150 awards and was recognized as one of the Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans in the United States.

What:  The Winston-Salem Urban League 2017 Whitney Young Gala
When:    Saturday, October 21st, 2017; VIP Reception at 6pm ET, Gala at 7pm ET
Where:  Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC

VIP Reception and Gala tickets are available for purchase. Please click the following link to purchase tickets and reserve seating, Whitney M. Young Gala.

For more information about the 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala, please visit www.wsurban.org.

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