Charlotte, NC (PressExposure) March 03, 2014 -- The 2014 Urban League Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala is one of the premiere fundraising events in Charlotte and surrounding region. This black tie event will honor three community champions who have made a commitment to the development of diversity in both workforce and philanthropy. Their efforts have made a positive impact and helped create new opportunities for under-served and underemployed individuals. Hosted by WCCB-Charlotte anchor Audrina Bigos, the 2014 Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala will commence on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Sheraton Uptown Charlotte Hotel.
This year, the Urban League of Central Carolinas is pleased to announce the following Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Recipients; Debra Plousha Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer- Carolinas Healthcare System; Charles Bowman, Charlotte and North Carolina Market President-Bank of America; and Geoff Durboraw, Vice-President and General Manager- Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
"We are truly honored to have the opportunity to recognize three individuals who have shown an unwavering commitment to Urban League initiatives that benefit the community at large." says Dr. Patrick C. Graham, President and CEO of the Urban League of Central Carolinas, "These individuals have championed for diversity and economic equality through their respective companies as well as personally. It is our esteemed privilege to present them with Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards at this illustrious ceremony."
Title sponsor for the event is Carolinas Healthcare Systems with additional support from Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Bank of America, Fifth-Third Bank, TIAA-Cref, Snyders-Lance Delhaize/Food Lion and many more.
The Urban League of Central Carolinas was founded in 1978 to help the community eliminate disparities. The mission of the Urban League is to empower the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training, and placement services for disenfranchised communities
For more information about 2014 Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala, please call 704.373.2256 ext. 205.