March 25, 2021 · Tulsa Summit Club

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is named on behalf of Whitney M. Young, Jr., a prominent social reformer and civil rights leader.


Born July 31, 1922, in Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky, he earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 1947. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Young worked quietly to improve African-American workplace and community conditions.


The national Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is designed to recognize “unsung heroes” – those who do exceptional service for disadvantaged youth.


The mission of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Luncheon is to celebrate community resources in support of the Scouting Program for at-risk youth, and further provide experiences that develop self-esteem, character values, and life skills thereby.

2020 Recipients


The Honorable G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa

Jeff Dunn, President & CEO – Mill Creek Lumber & Supply Co.

Xavier Villarreal, CEO – Hillcrest Medical Center

Frank Robson

Stephen Curry, CEO – Gateway First Bank

Larry D. Pinkston, President & CEO – Unit Corporation

John Rothrock, President & CEO – Yale Cleaners


Mark Graham



  • Premium Seating for 10

  • Supports 27 Scouts for a Full Year


  • Premium Seating for 8

  • Supports 13 Scouts for a Full Year


  • Premium Seating for 8

  • Supports 5 Scouts for a Full Year


  • Includes Seating for 3

  • Supports 1 Scout for a Full Year


  • Individual Ticket

  • Supports Continued Services & Programs for Youth


Montelle Knauls

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