Events & Workshops

94th Anniversary Gala - The Roaring 20's

Friday, August 23, 2019

Presenting Sponsors:


Join us as we transform the John S. Knight Center into a 1920's party in Akron on August 23, 2019!

It is our pleasure to announce that on Friday, August 23, 2019, your Akron Urban League will present our 94th-anniversary gala celebration at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. We will be transforming the room into a roaring twenties party that you will not forget with Special Request, our featured entertainment. Special Request is one of the most versatile and talented bands in Northeast Ohio. Their rich sound is unparalleled and each performance is always extremely entertaining. The combined talent and experience in this band is amazing. You won’t find this caliber of musicianship in any other band. Perfect entertainment for people ages 10 to 100!

All proceeds from the Gala will benefit Services provided by the Akron Urban League for the city of Akron and surrounding communities in Summit County. From education to entrepreneurship, our programs give people the opportunity to move from helplessness to self-sufficiency.

If you have not attended an Akron Urban League gala in the past, what a night you’ve missed, so please mark your calendars, gather your friends and plan to join us for a fun-filled evening in support of your Akron Urban League! Your generous support is essential for the success of the event and we would be most grateful if you would consider making a sponsorship commitment or hosting a table, each of which will entitle you to benefits such as premier table seating and various forms of recognition at the event.

We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Gala Details:

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 | 6:00pm | John S. Knight Center

  • Honorary Co-Chairs - Mr. & Mrs. Billy & Rachel Taylor

  • Theme - The Roaring Twenties

  • Featured Entertainment - Special Request

  • Mistress of Ceremony - Cherie McClain

  • Tickets: $125

  • Table sponsors: $1250

  • sponsorship opportunities also available