Edith G. White, President and CEO
Edith G. White is president and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc. Since September 2000, she has lead the Urban League--one of the oldest and most successful organizations in creating opportunities for individuals to thrive and succeed. Under her leadership, new programs have been developed to enhance educational opportunities, provide technical assistance for business development, create wealth through homeownership and improve the quality of health. Additionally, many new partnerships have been developed within the nonprofit sector and higher education, as well in the business community. She has spearheaded the development of new service sites throughout the region, new fundraising events and marketing/communications campaigns.
Edith received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and a Master of Science in Journalism Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Commonwealth Management Institute and the Management Excellence Program Center for
Public Service at the University of Virginia.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Community Service from Norfolk State University, 2011 Women of Power Award from the National Urban League, Champion of Diversity Award (United Way of Greater Richmond), Woman of Distinction Award (National Council of Negro Women), TRIO Achievers Award, the Zonta Award, 2010 Humanitarian Award (Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) and the 2010 Women of Distinction Award (YWCASHR).
Ms. White is the proud mother of two children, Lauren and Anthony.