CONGRATULATIONS!

2017 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Equal Opportunity Award

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award is given by Boards of Directors of Urban League affiliates across the country in memory of the great civil rights leader and former head of the National Urban League. Young was one of America’s most charismatic, courageous and influential civil rights pioneers. He worked tirelessly to gain access for African Americans to good jobs, education, housing, health care and social services.

Frances Huntley-Cooper

Frances Huntley-Cooper

A zealous advocate for underrepresented and vulnerable individuals, Frances Huntley-Cooper began a 28-year career in social services as a Social Worker/Supervisor for the Dane County Department of Human Services working with children, youth and families. She made history by becoming Wisconsin’s first and only African-American mayor when she was elected Mayor of Fitchburg in 1991. She currently serves on the Madison College Board of Trustees where she just completed a two-year term serving as the first female, African-American Chairperson of the Board.

 

Steven A. Goldberg

Steven A. Goldberg

Steve Goldberg retired in 2016 from the CUNA Mutual Group after 48 years of serving the company in various positions. He led the company’s local philanthropy and community relations efforts for many years, where he was a fierce advocate for non-profits like the Urban League. Steve recently joined the team at Madison College to help with their new South Madison campus which he calls “a game changer.”

 

2017 President’s Award Winners

Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III

Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III

President's Community Collaborator Award

Greg Jeschke

Greg Jeschke

President's Community Champion Award

Erica Nelson

Erica Nelson

President's Community Justice Award

Sabrina Madison

Sabrina Madison

President's Rising Star Award

Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson

President's Community Justice Award

Eric Upchurch

Eric Upchurch

President's Grassroots Hero Award

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