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Dear guests of honor, my deep and heartfelt thanks for attending the Pinellas County Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Gala- Sankofa Soirée. What a night to remember! Your investment enables us to continue empowering our community and changing lives. 

I am thrilled to officially be welcomed as the First Woman President and CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League (PCUL). Under my leadership, the PCUL will continue to thrive and make a positive impact.

This event would not have happened without our PCUL village. Thank you to our gala committee, staff, volunteers, board members, sponsors, Emcees Carl Lavender and Erica Riggins, and our Event Director Anysia McDowall, CFRE for making this event possible. 

We are well underway with our Vision 2030 strategic plan and we are proud to have announced the new PCUL EmpowHER Movement. Congratulations to our Honorees:

Mother Jean Anderson Davies | Dr. Nichelle Bowes | Jeff Baker | Anjeli Queen B | Georgia Thomas | Tahisia Scantling | Gloria Flakes | Sharon Wright | Mother Chloe Coney | Delquanda Turner-Smith | Carla Bristol | Marilyn Turman | Valerie Fulbright | Dr. Jeffery Johnson | Ethel Peeples Robinson | Bridgette Heller | Donna Welch | Dr. Kanika Tomalin

 If you would like to be involved in this and other programs or if you are interested in providing input through our community survey, please go to our website at


Finally, your feedback is vital to our growth and improvement as an organization. Please tell us about your experience at the event by completing this survey and entering a chance drawing to win two tickets to the Imagine Museum. (


If you missed the opportunity to participate in our Community Survey, click here and be entered to win tickets to the Imagine Museum. ( and be a part of Vision 2030. 


If you made a commitment to a 3-year pledge or would like to support our organization, or become a member, please click here today to invest and join our family. (


Silent auction items can be picked up at the PCUL office.


Once again, thank you for your being a part of empowering communities and changing lives in partnership and investment of the Pinellas County Urban League.



Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

President and CEO 

Pinellas County Urban League

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