Monday, May 15, 2017

New York Urban League Honorees Announced for the 52nd Annual Frederick Douglass Dinner Awards

New York, NY -- The New York Urban League will hold its 52nd Annual Frederick Douglass Dinner Awards on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30, at Pier Sixty on the Hudson River in Manhattan.

This year's event will honor American Fashion Designer Tracy Reese; and Tiffany R. Warren, Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group and Founder and President, ADCOLOR®. Both will receive the Frederick Douglass Medallion. Erica Payne, President, Patriotic Millionaires will receive the Ann S. Kheel Award. 

The event is being sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Deloitte, HBO, GEICO, Little Mendelson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Moet & Hennessey, Malecon Productions, Omnicom Group, TASK/Kheel Family and UPS.

For a half-century, the New York Urban League has presented the Frederick Douglass Medallion to individuals and organizations that have contributed in a wide variety of ways to the causes of social justice, education and equality.  Since that time the dinner has continued to honor individuals and companies who use their platforms in business, the arts, entertainment and sports to champion racial equality and social justice for all. 

In 2010 the Ann S. Kheel Award was added to the event named after the event’s founder and long-time NYUL board member and benefactor.

Source: Mercury

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