Friday, May 6, 2011

Urban League Young Professionals Announce 2011 Leadership Awards

Mayor Anthony Foxx to be honored at Young Professionals’ fourth annual event

The Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals Auxiliary is rolling out the red carpet for the 2011 Leadership Awards. The ULCCYP will host the 4th Annual Leadership Awards event Saturday, May 21st at the Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade Street.

Organizers say this year’s award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to professional and personal development, philanthropic opportunities, and community activism. They are:

  • Nepherterra Estrada, Partner and Director of Public Relations, Pride Public Relations
  • The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte
  • Mr. Rod Garvin, Consultant, Business Development and Marketing
Several students will also be honored. Alisha Carter, a senior at West Meck High School and Deborah Hugh, a senior at South Meck High School will receive scholarships in the amount of $2500 each from Bi-Lo. Carter has been accepted to High Point University and Hugh will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.

All proceeds from the 2011 Leadership Awards will benefit the Urban League of Central Carolinas’ Urban Youth Empowerment Program. Current event sponsors include Coca Cola, Enterprise Holdings, Inc, Events/com, Fifth Third Bank and GoodWorks.

Advance tickets are $35, two for $60, and $45 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at or at the Urban League of Central Carolinas. For more information, call 704.373 2256 ext 205 or email

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