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2014 Black & White Ball brings in $307,000 in proceeds to support Milwaukee Urban League programs

August 13, 2014

The 2014 Black and White Ball, held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee proved to be another successful fundraiser for the Milwaukee Urban League. This year, the event raised more than $307,000 and included a special appeal to provide laptop computers for high achieving high school students.
Money raised during this signature annual fundraiser also goes to support the League’s vital programs in the areas of youth and education; youth workforce development; and economic development.
The event raised more than $25,000 during the evening’s silent auction. In addition, the 800 guests were entertained by the R&B group After Seven, The Larry Moore Trio, and popular local long-time DJ Phil Anderson.
Several corporations presented specal gifts at the ball, including MillerCoors, which presented the League with a check for $60,000. Pictured (left photo) during the check presentation are MillerCoors Director of Shared Services-Finance Chantel Byrd; Milwaukee Urban League Board Chair Vivian King; and Milwaukee Urban League President and CEO Ralph Hollmon.
Among the 800 guests who supported the Milwaukee Urban League by attending the 2014 Black and White Ball (right photo) included Michelle Crockett; Urban League President and CEO Ralph Hollmon; Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke; and local physician Dr. Pamela Malone.