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2019 Thurgood Marshall Leadership Awards Gala

2019 Thurgood Marshall Leadership Awards Gala

The Fort Wayne Urban League (FWUL), Inc. has served as a catalyst for socio-economic transformation in this region for almost 100 years. It enjoys an enviable track record for promoting a better quality of life for not just folks of color but, in fact, the disadvantaged and economically challenged of all races. FWUL provides housing, education, youth development, health, employment, and entrepreneurial programs - programs that work. Since 1920 these pro­grams have helped empower thousands of constituents reach their potential and achieve self-sufficiency.

It is time to celebrate! To celebrate another year of substantive service to those in our community who need enhanced skills, access and opportunities the most; To celebrate their progress up the socio-economic ladder; To celebrate this year's gala awardees; To continue our celebration towards the 2020 FWUL Centennial; To celebrate and em­brace the new direction of FWUL and·its anticipated economic impact for the region; And finally, to celebrate our diver­sity, our compassion, our humanity, our pride as an all-inclusive region.

So, what an incredible community-unifying, uplifting, upscale party at which you and I can celebrate! FWUL's annual gala has a new name: Fort Wayne Urban League Thurgood Marshall Leadership Awards Gala.

The theme this year is:

Bridging the Digital Divide: Skills | Infrastructure | Economic Empowerment

WHO: The entire community.

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5-6PM (Pre-Gala) 6-9PM (Gala Program & Dinner)  9PM - Midnight (After Party)

WHERE: Grand Wayne Center - Downtown Fort Wayne

TICKETS:  Prices includes all gala activites (pre-gala, dinner, program, after gala)

Individual tickets:  $125/pp
Seniors (65 and older) $65/pp

Young Professionals (YP) $75/pp & you must donate at least 1 hour AT the gala event (registration assistance, setup, etc.)*

VIP Reception entertainment by: To Be Announced

Gala Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced



If your business would like to sponsor the 2019 Gala, you can download a sponsorship gala form - HERE


You can call our office at 260-745-3100 for additional details. 

*Young Professionals - we recognize your importance both in the community and your respective companies.  We want to help get you recognized.  Your reduced priced ticket would require you to donate at least 1 hour of service towards the gala event.  We will recognize  your employer as a supporter of the event and/or yourself if you are self-employed.