Urban League of Greater Madison: Lee named senior vice-president

Statement from Ruben L. Anthony Jr., Ph.D.

On behalf of the Urban League of Greater Madison, I would like to announce that Ed Lee has been promoted to Senior Vice-President. Over the years, I have witnessed from afar Ed’s commitment to the Urban League and the Greater Madison Area, but more recently I have witnessed his unyielding commitment first hand. His outstanding work has helped the Urban League of Greater Madison maintain a strong legacy of Community Service and Excellence.

Ed has done an exceptional job as the Chief Program Development Officer of the Urban League and has worked with the Urban League of Greater Madison since 1995 in various roles; including serving three times as the interim President and CEO. He has managed the Urban League’s three main divisions: College Readiness & Career Development, Workforce Development and Home Ownership with a team of nearly 40 employees. Madison Magazine has recognized him as one of 32 People You Should Know.

Ed was a driving force behind the creation of the Schools of Hope Middle School tutoring program which serves almost 2,000 students annually. He also created the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Program which promotes youth leadership, youth service, and cultural pride.

Ed played a lead role in the creation of the Urban League’s Center for Economic Development and Workforce Training. Over the years, has secured grants from the Kresge Foundation, State of Wisconsin’s Division of Public Health HIV/AIDS program, the Madison Community Foundation, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, and many others. Ed holds a Master’s Degree in Black Studies with a concentration in public education issues and has also studied at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University: The Fundraising School.