Houston Area Urban League For 45 Years…“Uplifting the Community Is Our Agency’s Mission”

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/31/2013, 1:57 p.m. | Updated on 5/31/2013, 1:57 p.m.
The Houston Area Urban League will celebrate 45 years of providing services to the Greater Houston community on Saturday, June ...

The Houston Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Gala

The Houston Area Urban League will celebrate 45 years of providing services to the Greater Houston community on Saturday, June 22, 2013 with its Equal Opportunity Day Gala featuring a dinner, Honoree recognition and entertainment.

The event will be held in the Ballroom of the Americas at the Hilton Americas Hotel, beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by the program and dinner at 7:00 pm. This year’s featured entertainment will be the Earnest Walker Band featuring Houston’s own legendary Archie Bell.

“Our purpose for this event is to honor deserving representatives of the greater Houston community — those who help the Urban League fulfill its mission and the community through their humanitarianism, corporate charity, monetary donations and local philanthropy,” said Judson Robinson III, HAUL’s president and CEO. “In our 45th year of operation, our aim is to continue to provide a holistic approach to people challenged in the areas of housing, jobs, economic development, and education,” Robinson said. “With the general support of Houstonians, we will continue to be successful in these endeavors.” The Gala is a key fundraiser benefiting HAUL’s ongoing programs that serve the Houston community in areas such as workforce and economic development, housing and community service, education, and workforce training.

This year we are honored to have serving as Honorary Chairs, five Houstonians that serve on the National Urban League Trustee Board. Mr. John Hofmeister, Ms. Crystal Ashby, Ms. Tracy Faulkner, Mr. Harry Johnson and Dr. Kase Lawal. This year we will honor the following outstanding Honorees: Marathon Oil – Quentin Mease Community Service Award, BMC Software – Marguerite Ross Barnett Leadership Award, Mr. Mark Thierry – Gerald Hines Corporate Award, Mr. Darryl King – Whitney M. Young Humanitarian Award and The Port of Houston Authority – Heritage Award.

For information regarding the Gala please contact HAUL’s Director of Fund Development, Elmer Rogers, at 713.393.8765.


The Houston Area Urban League, founded in 1968, is a United Way agency affiliated with the National Urban League. Its mission is to help African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.