Highlights from the 44th Annual Whitney M. Young Memorial Gala

Mar 15, 2016

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was among the unsung heroes honored at the 44th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Gala which took place last Friday evening at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  Other honorees included Gina Adams (FedEx), Tina Frundt (Courtney's House), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), and Patti LaBelle (Recording Artist).  A special Legacy Award was presented to NBC4 television anchor Jim Vance for his outstanding community service during a career spanning more than 40 years.

The evening kicked off with a reception where guests enjoyed the sultry sounds of jazz musician Marcus Johnson. The presentation of scholarships to 15 college-bound high school seniors was followed by an exciting live auction hosted by WPGC-FM radio personality Joe Clair during the gala. The evening was capped off with a soul-stirring live performance by the incomparable Patti LaBelle!

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