92nd Annual Gala

Academy of Leaders Induction and 92nd Annual Gala

Friday, August 18, 201 | Grand Quaker Station | 135 South Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

At this year’s 92nd Annual Gala, we will honor our inaugural class of Academy of Leaders inductees.  Awards will be presented to seven women from the Greater Akron region who have excelled professionally in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. These fields have been selected because they represent a strategic initiative in the Akron Urban League’s 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan: Paths to Empowerment, to increase the participation of minorities in those fields through education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Whether a teacher, performer, scientist, engineer or employed in technology or manufacturing, we want to recognized women and share how they are impacting our society today and in the future! Nominations will be accepted until March 15, 2017. At the close of the nomination period, winners will be selected by the Akron Urban League’s Academy of Leader Induction Committee and notified by mid-May 2017.

Nominate a Leader Today!

For questions regarding nominations, contact Minette Boyd at (234)542-4136 or mboyd@akronurbanleague.org

The Event

Held at the University of Akron’s Grand Quaker Station, this year’s event will be an elegant affair featuring dinner, dancing and a very special musical guest! Check back soon as we will be regularly updating information.

Reserve Your Seat

Tables and individual tickets will be available beginning in April 2017.


Sponsorship opportunities at various levels are available. If you, or your organization, is interested in supporting the Akron Urban League’s 92nd Annual Gala please contact Minette Boyd at mboyd@akronurbanleague.org