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Urban League Hosts Record-Breaking Annual Dinner

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis hosted its most successful 99th Annual Dinner ever on March 27, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. At the event, Judge Glenda Hatchett received a standing ovation for her keynote speech which informed the audience of the increasing need for mentorship for African American youth. Newschannel 5 on Your Side Anchor Rene Knott, served as master of ceremonies for the event which also featured a celebrated Annual Report video produced by Channel 5.


David L. Steward, founder and Chairman of World Wide Technology, and Michael F. Neidorff, President and Chairman of Centene Corporation, were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the dinner. During their acceptance speeches, both Steward and Neidorff pledged their continuing support for the Urban League and announced their title sponsorships of the 2017 National Urban League Conference in St. Louis this July.


“We are truly thankful for the community’s support of the Urban League and our Annual Dinner. Without your help, it would be impossible to serve the 93,000 residents we serve each year throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area,” said Michael P. McMillan, President and C.E.O. of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.



The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a social service and civil rights organization that works to fulfill its mission of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives.  Programs are offered in the areas of Economic Empowerment, Meeting Families Basic Needs, Educational Quality and Equality and Civic Engagement and Social Justice. For ticket information to the 99th Annual Dinner, please call (314) 615-3668 or email .

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