The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala to Honor 3 Champions


Ophelia Garmon-Brown

The Urban League of Central Carolinas announces three champions to be honored at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala May 5th as they celebrate the events 40th birthday.

One of the premiere fundraising events in the Charlotte region, this annual event honors community champions who have made a commitment to the development of diversity inclusion and philanthropy. More importantly, their efforts have made a positive impact and helped create new opportunities for underserved and underemployed individuals.

2018 Whitney M. Young Award Recipients:

Ronnie L. Bryant, CEcD, FM, HLM, President and CEO, Charlotte Regional Partnership

Ophelia Eugenia Garmon-Brown, MD, Family practice physician, Novant Health

Arrington Mixon. Senior Program Officer, Leon Levine Foundation

About the Urban League

The Urban League of Central Carolinas is celebrating 40 years of empowering communities and changing lives through dynamic workforce development, educational and financial empowerment programs. These programs have broken cycles of unemployment and underemployment for tens of thousands of local residents in need.

For decades, the ULCC has worked with many community partners to achieve economic and social mobility for those in need. Through a variety of workforce development programs, individuals are exposed to family sustaining career pathways and equipped with industry recognized credentials. Over the past four decades, the ULCC has also developed thriving youth technology, college preparation and mentoring programs.


Make an online investment in the Urban League of Central Carolinas. At the League, we not only certify hundreds of individuals in family enriching careers, we also empower our clients with tech, finance and core business skills.

Your investment in the League makes an immediate connection to the clients, instructors, and vibrant educational and training programs that distinguish the Urban League of Central Carolinas. Your gift signals your confidence in our mission and inspires us to empower the people we serve.

For more information and to become a sponsor, contact John Ham at (704) 373-2256 ex. 208 or

The mailing address is: Urban League of Central Carolinas, 740 West Fifth St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

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