Northern Virginia Urban League Guild
The National Urban League Guild was organized in 1942 by Mrs. Mollie Moon of New York City. Mrs. Moon was the Guild’s founder and first president and she served as the National Guild President until her death in 1991. In May 1995, Carlton and Margaret Stockton, hosted a group of approximately 50 persons to assess their interest in forming a Guild auxiliary for the Northern Virginia Urban League (NVUL) in Alexandria, VA. There was great enthusiasm in favor of the idea and the process was accomplished quickly and efficiently. In August 1996, at the National Conference in New Orleans, NVUL Guild received its charter. The NVUL Guild has served the community for over 20 years.
The Guild is an auxiliary of the Northern Virginia Urban League affiliate. Our purpose is to promote and agenda which supports the NOVAUL; including fundraising, membership and program initiatives, but our main focus is on activities involving our youth.
NVUL Guild membership is open to all persons, regardless of race, creed, religion, age, gender or economic status. However, Guilders (Guild members) must be willing to support the Guild By-Laws, Guild program activities, and they must be willing to uphold the mission of the NOVAUL. All Guilders must be financial members of the NVUL and the Guild.
NVUL Guild brings together people who are interested in enhancing the quality of life for all people in the community through the promotion of intercultural, interracial, and community service activities. Guilders strongly believe that “Our Children Are Our Destiny” and the primary focus involves activities for our youth. Some of the Guild activities are:
Conducting PSAT exam workshops
Sponsoring students who need financial assistance to take the SAT exam
Awarding $5,000 scholarships to college-bound students
Sponsoring NULITES attendance at summer camp and the Urban League National Conference and National Achievers Society
Supporting the Child & Family Network Preschool Program
Providing other financial and in-kind support for NVUL activities
The Annual Crystal Ball has been the Guild’s signature fundraising event since 1998. The Crystal Ball is held during the Christmas holiday season. NVUL Guild was recognized by the National Council of the Urban League Guild in 2012 and 2013 for its outstanding financial support of NVUL, having earned the Community Service and Fundraiser of the Year awards.
We welcome new people, new ideas and a commitment to serve as we go forward in the movement. Guild membership is open to men and women interested in volunteering in support of the Urban League’s mission. NVUL Guild membership is open to all persons, regardless
of race, creed, religion, age, gender or economic status. However, Guild members must be willing to support the Guild By-Laws, Guild
program activities, and they must be willing to uphold the mission of the NVUL. All Guilders must be financial members of the NVUL
and the Guild.