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Urban League Hosts A Phenomenal 101st Annual Dinner

On Saturday, March 30, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis hosted the 101st Annual Dinner before a stellar crowd of over 1,000 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. At the event, Carnival Corporation President & CEO Arnold M. Donald and Penny Pennington, managing director of Edward Jones both gave acceptance speeches when they were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The 101st Annual Dinner’s title sponsors include: Centene Charitable Foundation, World Wide Technology, Ameren and Anheuser Busch. 5 On Your Side’s Rene Knott served as the Master of Ceremonies at the dinner which also featured a program video produced by KSDK. The evening concluded with entertainment being provided by local star Kennedy Holmes, of The Voice fame, and the Dennis Edwards’ Temptations Revue. 

“I am especially grateful to the community for their support of the Urban League Annual Dinner which helps us to serve more than 100,000 individuals in the St. Louis metropolitan area,” said Michael. P. McMillan, President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Honorary Chairs for the 101st Annual Dinner were David L. Steward, Founder and Chairman of World Wide Technology, and Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and C.E.O. of Centene Corporation, and the Dinner Chair was Larry Otto, Market President of U.S. Bank.

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