2021 Annual Gala

We’re pleased to announce this year’s The Art of Renaissance Gala. We invite you to join us on August 28, 2021 at the John S. Knight Center for an evening of dinner, music, auctions and more.

Honorary Chairs – Alita A. & Richard S. Rogers

All proceeds will benefit the Akron Urban League’s educational, work force development, Ignite programs and so much more. This event fuels our ability to support our mission so we can continue to do good work for the Summit County community.

when & where

Date: August 28, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: John S. Knight Center, 77 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308
Cost: $175/ticket or $1300/table of 8. Additional sponsorships are available.

Collectors’ Circle Sponsors

Synthomer Foundation logo

Art Influencer Sponsors

First Energy Logo
  • Alita A. & Richard S. Rogers

Art Advocate Sponsors

  • Huntington – Akron Foundation
  • Metis Construction
  • Greater Akron Chamber 
  • United Way of Summit and Medina
  • University of Akron
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation of Akron, Inc.
  • PNC Bank
  • JumpStart Inc. 

Additional Sponsors

  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS
  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • APV Engineered Coatings Inc.
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • East Akron Neighborhood Development CorporationAlpha Phi Alpha Foundation of Akron, Inc.
  • Eberhardt Realty & Management 
  • Akron Beacon Journal
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund
  • Community Legal Aid Services
  • County of Summit ADM Board