NoVa Urban League Community Service & Scholarship Dinner!
We went to the 26th annual Northern Virginia Urban League Community Service and Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Army Navy Country Club. Here, 2ndWave LLC's Keith Taylor, and Olde Beau Golf Club's Neil and Judy Robinson, surround NoVa Urban League consultant Lavern Chatman.
The dinner honored Mark and Brenda Moore for the millions in life-changing contributions they make in medicine, education, arts and preservation through their Moore Family Foundation with the Outstanding Community Service Award. They're with LEAP CEO Clayton Lawrence.
The NOVA UL has awarded over 150 college scholarships to minority youth totaling over $600,000 over the past 26 years. This year they awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships, including a new Lt. Gen. Emmett Paige Jr scholarship from two tech firms, which awards a five-year scholarship, an annual summer job, a company mentor, and job placement upon college graduation to a worthy Virginia student. Here, STEM Trailblazer Award recipient Emmett is surrounded by event emcee and RSM US LLP national director Tracey Walker, former Lockheed Martin EVP Linda Gooden, and NOVA UL board chairman Ronald Hobson.
The Northern Virginia Urban League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization whose mission is to enable African Americans and other disadvantaged people to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through services and advocacy. A VIP reception was followed by dinner, awards ceremony, announcement of scholarship winners, and dessert reception. Here, ITG's Monika Jones and member of Alexandria City Council John Taylor Chapman.