Milwaukee Urban League Black and White Ball switches to virtual event

19 Aug 2020 10:46 PM | Anonymous

Together We Rise. Support Milwaukee Urban League.


(Milwaukee, WI | August 20, 2020) One of Milwaukee’s best-known fundraising events will be virtual this year, in an effort to safely raise funds that are needed now more than ever to support employment and education programs that work in Milwaukee’s African-American community.

Milwaukee Urban League’s 35th Black and White Ball, presented by Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, will take place Saturday, November 21, 2020. The event will be virtual this year, allowing individuals to enjoy an entertaining and inspiring event from the safety and comfort of their own homes, while still raising needed funds for an organization with a track record of improving opportunities and outcomes in Milwaukee.

“These are challenging times; but one thing we’ve learned in the 101 years of the Milwaukee Urban League is that challenging times bring us together,” said Milwaukee Urban League president and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “Our collective response to supporting MUL efforts to provide needed employment and educational support during COVID-19 will be no different. Together we rise and support Milwaukee Urban League.”

Individuals may purchase tickets now on the Milwaukee Urban League’s website to the live virtual event. This year, to encourage more people to connect and support the programs of the Milwaukee Urban League, tickets are as low as $25. Tickets in other price ranges will receive special recognition items from Milwaukee Urban League, as well as access to drawings for donated products and services and other exclusive offers.

Corporate sponsors will receive special access to the virtual event along with donated gift boxes to help their employees or customers celebrate the virtual Black and White Ball in style. Sponsors will also receive special event and community recognition. A limited number of corporate sponsorships are still available.

Co-chairs of the event are Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health and Dr. Joan Prince, vice chancellor of global inclusion and engagement at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

“The Black and White Ball provides Milwaukee Urban League with funds to help individuals find jobs during record rates of unemployment,” said Froedtert president and CEO Jacobson. “It needs our support to provide the resources to promote student success and close the achievement gaps as we adjust to virtual learning. Our support furnishes the dollars that allow MUL to advocate for a fairer and more equitable Milwaukee at a time of uncertainty.”

“The Milwaukee Urban League is important to Milwaukee,” stated UWM vice chancellor Prince. “We need to step up for the MUL so it can step up for Milwaukee families.”

Since 1919, Milwaukee has depended on Milwaukee Urban League to lead through education, employment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access that empowers Milwaukee’s African-American and minority communities. With dozens of corporate and community-based partners, MUL assists hundreds of people each year who are working to improve their lives.


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