59th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner

For 78 years, the Greater Phoenix Urban League (GPUL) has served the valley of the sun by supporting under-served and under-represented populations in the Phoenix metropolitan area. An affiliate of the National Urban League (NUL), GPUL provides connections to employment, housing, job training, health care, and education. Since our founding, we and continue to develop and expand our programs to positively change lives and empower communities.

The 59th annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Celebration highlights the important community work we do, and highlights the contributions made by community organizations. This year’s honorees include Alfredo J. Molina, Chairman and CEO of Molina Fine Jewelry and Black, Starr & Frost, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), and Valley Leadership.

We invite you to join us on Friday, December 8, 2023 as we Champion Equity and Fairness in a New Era.

The Event

The 59th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner celebrates community service and excellence on display in the Greater Phoenix area. Enjoy the celebratory dinner, live music and networking with some of the Valley’s best community organizations and businesses who are making an impact. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available.

The Honorees

This year’s awards dinner honors three Phoenix area individuals and organizations who are doing amazing community work. We are pleased to honor the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) as our Corporate Honoree, Mr. Alfredo J. Molina, President & CEO, Molina Fine Jewelry as our Individual Honoree, and Valley Leadership as our Community Honoree.

Be A Supporter

We invite you to support the work of the Greater Phoenix Urban League as a sponsor of this year’s awards dinner. Your contributions play a valuable role in the programs and services we offer, and are vital to the success of our organization. Together, we make a difference in the lives of the youngest citizens to the most mature adults.

Know Before You Attend

The 59th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner is a fine dining experience you don’t want to miss. As you make plans to attend, here are some things you need to know.

    • Attire: the suggested attire is black tie formal. Think dressy dinner wear, not casual.
    • Location: The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 North Third Street, Phoenix. We recommend you arrive early due to construction and events taking place in downtown.
    • Parking: we are pleased to offer a reduced parking rate for our guests, available for self-parking only, not valet.