The Center for Urban Families will honor Diane Bell-McKoy ’73, sociology, CEO of Associated Black Charities, at its 2nd annual Urban Visionary Award (UVA) ceremony later this month, the group announced. Read more about Bell-McKoy in UMBC Magazine.
CFUF, which was founded in Baltimore by fellow UMBC alumnus Joseph T. Jones, Jr. ’06, social work, focuses on taking an integrated approach to connecting men and women to career paths and strong family models. Read more about Jones in UMBC Magazine.
Besides Bell-McKoy, who will receive CFUF’s local award, the organization will also honor Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund, and her husband, Peter Edelman, Georgetown Law Professor, that night. Of the awards, CFUF states:
“Out of desire to continue our integrated approach to connecting men and women to career paths and strengthening the bonds between fathers and their children, the UVA was created to honor local and national leaders who have blazed trails in service to their communities.”