THE WHITNEY YOUNG AWARDS
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.
The Honorable G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa
Jeff Dunn, President & CEO – Mill Creek Lumber & Supply Co.
Xavier Villarreal, CEO – Hillcrest Medical Center
Stephen Curry, CEO – Gateway First Bank
Larry D. Pinkston, President & CEO – Unit Corporation
John Rothrock, President & CEO – Yale Cleaners