CONGRATULATIONS!

2018 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.

Betty Banks

Betty Banks

Betty Banks was born and raised in Madison where she has dedicated her life advocating and working on behalf of children and families. Betty’s roots in the civil right movement and her affiliation with the Urban League of Greater Madison go back to our beginnings. Among her many accomplishments, she is known for giving voice to those not traditionally heard, and towards she has founded and led countless media and advocacy efforts.

Edward Lee

Edward Lee

Edward Lee has had a proud career with the Urban League that began in 1995. He began his career as an Academic Specialist for Project Jamaa. Since then, he has served in many roles including multiple stints as Interim President & CEO. He was a member of both the project planning and fundraising teams that spearheaded the League’s relocation from downtown Madison into a new facility in the heart of South Madison.

2018 President’s Award Winners

The Capital Times

The Capital Times

President's Community Champion Award

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

President's Rising Star Award

Sheray Wallance

Sheray Wallance

President's Grassroots Hero Award

Dr. Bridgett Willey

Dr. Bridgett Willey

President's Community Collaborator Award

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