Council for Quality Growth is Honoring Ambassador Andrew J. Young with 32nd Annual Four Pillar Award

Staff Report

Friday, October 8th, 2021

The Council for Quality Growth will honor Ambassador Andrew J. Young, former Ambassador to the United Nations and Chairman of the Andrew J. Young Foundation, with its 32nd annual Four Pillar Award. The black- tie optional event will be held on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. in person at the Georgia Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center.

In the interest of the health and safety of our guests, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event is required by all guests for entry. Proof of vaccination may be shown by presenting a physical vaccination card, a photo of a physical card, or a digital confirmation of vaccination. Face masks will also be required during the reception and throughout the program, apart from when seated at a table to eat and drink. Additional steps taken include reduced capacity, socially distanced seating, filtered air circulation, frequent sanitization, and a virtual attendance option. The event will be streamed live to the homepage of the Four Pillar Tribute website beginning at 7:00 p.m. More information about these health and safety protocols can be found at

The theme of this year’s Tribute is “Peace in the Midst of Struggles” featuring special Tribute speakers Billye Aaron, Ed Bastian, Paul Rosser, and Andrew Young III. The event will feature a welcome from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as well as special remarks from Governor Brian P. Kemp. Masters of Ceremonies for the program include former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell and former longstanding anchorwoman Monica Pearson. The event will also feature musical tributes from The Voice contestant, Zoe Upkins, and six-time Grammy winning artist, BeBe Winans. An esteemed group of Tribute Chairs have also been selected to pay tribute to Ambassador Young for his lifelong dedication to service and demonstration of the ‘Four Pillars,’ including:

The prestigious Four Pillar Tribute recognizes an outstanding individual who demonstrates the ‘Four Pillars’ of leadership – Quality, Responsibility, Vision, and Integrity – and exemplifies the Council’s mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth. The Council is proud to honor Ambassador Young with its Four Pillar Tribute. Sponsorship information is available at