Whitney M. Young Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion


The Urban League of San Diego County (ULSDC) is committed to serving under-represented populations of individuals and their families. We have accomplished some fantastic results, recently, in the areas of parenting, employment and financial asset building for re-entry, homeless, child welfare, and youth populations. Our organization celebrated our annual diversity awards dinner, Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6 p.m., at U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.  Dreams for a better life do come true, just ask our clients.  This is a time that we should be uplifting and celebrating the work and leadership of diversity and inclusion.  This event helps our organization raise the funds needed to support our programs so that we can continue to positively impact and empower our participants in helping themselves.

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Partners:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Bank of America

Bank of the West

The California Endowment

California State University San Marcos


Central Park Promotions


Enterprise Holdings, Inc.


JP Morgan Chase

Neighborhood House Association

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest


San Diego Community Housing

San Diego County Water Authority

Southwestern College

Sycuan Casino & Resort

UC San Diego

University of San Diego

US Bank

Urban League of San Diego County Young Professionals

Wells Fargo Bank

YMCA, County of San Diego

Honorees for 2018:

Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins

Kirby Brady

Janice Brown

Marcela Celorio

Zeeda Daniele

Kathy Patoff

Becky Phillpott

Nancy Sasaki

Dee Thomas

Vickie E. Turner

Honorees for 2016:
Bernard Ashcraft
Harold Brown
Jake and Eva Crawford
Pierre B. Frazier
Kathleen Harmon
Pradeep K. Khosla
Cecil H. Steppe
Honorees for 2017:

Dr. Robert L. Gillespie, M. D.

Curtis Moring, Jr.

Dr. Elijah Walter Miles

The Honorable Shirley Weber, Ph.D., Assembly Member, CA-District 79

Debra Zanders Willis