Milwaukee Urban League hosts 2016 Black and White Ball

June 17, 2016

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The 31st Annual Black and White Ball, held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 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 $300,000 and included a special appeal to provide laptop computers for high achieving high school students. Money raised during this signature annual fundraiser goes to support the League’s vital programs in the areas of youth and education; youth workforce development; and economic development. Several corporations presented special gifts at the ball, including We Energies, which presented the League with a check for $25,000. Pictured (upper left photo) during the check presentation are We Energies Vice President Local Affairs Thelma Sias and Milwaukee Urban League President and CEO Ralph Hollmon. Also pictured are Aurora Health Care vp of community relations Vivian King (upper right photo); Common Council president Ashanti Hamilton and his wife Rosha (lower left photo); and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (lower right photo). One of the highlights of the evening was the musical entertainment which was provided by national recording artists Tony! Toni! Toné!