Mystery and intrigue await you and your guests at the

Akron Urban League's 98th Anniversary Gala


Saturday, August 12th at the John S. Knight Center 

This annual premiere fundraiser brings the community together for delicious food and cocktails, unique live and silent auction items, an inspiring program, music, and dancing.  Don a mask and indulge in a night of celebration while helping the Akron Urban League raise funds to continue our mission of improving the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, by advocating and facilitating programs that are economically and educationally transformational. 


Emcee of the Evening:

Danielle Wiggins

Two-time Emmy and Gracie award-winning journalist at

WKYC Studios 3News, Northeast Ohio's NBC affiliate.



6pm - Doors Open / Cocktail Hour Begins / Silent Auction Items on Display

7pm - Opening Remarks 

7:15pm - Dinner Served / Live Music by the Ronell Regis Trio

8pm - Program & Live Auction

8:30pm - Silent Auction Closes

8:45pm - Closing Remarks 

8:50pm - Dancing with DJ Ez Money Begins 

11:00pm - End of Event


Attire:  Black Tie Optional, Masquerade Masks Encouraged!

Complimentary Valet Parking

Donate Now

Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Hosted By

Akron Urban League
Questions? Contact Melanie Korman, Events Manager at


John S. Knight Center, East Mill Street, Akron, OH, USA

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