The Whitney M. Young Society is a giving society of donors contributing $500 or more to the Urban League. Since inception in 2013, donors have contributed over $500,000 in unrestricted revenue. Donors to the Whitney M. Young Society were celebrated with a holiday reception hosted by Anheuser-Busch and Board Member Julio F. Suárez, Senior Director, Community Affairs for Anheuser-Busch.
Founded on December 12, 2013, under Urban League President & CEO Michael P. McMillan, the Whitney M. Young Society honors outstanding donors-those giving $500 to over $5,000 in unrestricted revenue for Urban League programs and services.
McMillan named the society in honor of great Civil Rights Icon and former National Urban League President/CEO Whitney M. Young, who served the Urban League from 1961-1971. Born and raised in Kentucky, Young’s experience of racism while serving in an anti-aircra company with African American soldiers and white officers during WWII increased his interest in civil rights. Under Young’s leadership at the National Urban League, the agency grew from 60 to 98 chapters.