Corporate Sponsorships

Sponsorship of Urban League events and programs provide opportunities for an investment in our community and visibility for your organization. Your sponsorship ensures all members of our community are educated, employed and empowered to live well, advance professionally, and contribute to the common good in the 21st Century. Sponsorship opportunities are available now!

The Urban Cabaret

October 13, 2017

The Urban Cabaret has become one of Madison’s most unique and dynamic fundraising events. Thanks to our many sponsors, the Urban League has been able to create a one-of-a-kind event that features a diverse mix of local urban artists, brings together a diverse mix of people to network and socialize, AND raises money to support important equity initiatives. Artists have included musicians, magicians, poets, aerialists, and so much more. Join us as a sponsor, and see what we have in store this year!

Urban Cabaret Sponsorship Materials

The Madison Region’s Economic Development and Diversity Summit

May 16, 2018

In our fourth year of unparalleled partnership, Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) will host a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity.

This annual Summit builds on our previous joint events in a collective commitment to advancing talent, opportunity and growth for all the region’s citizens. A topic of continued relevance and importance, the convergence of diversity and economic development is a critical component of efforts to mold this region into a model for economic inclusion. We know that diversity spurs economic growth, while homogeneity slows it down. As workforce demographics continue to shift, we recognize that the businesses and communities that embody, embrace, and encourage diversity in all its forms will experience the most gains. It is incumbent upon all of us living and working in the Madison Region to understand the integral relationship between economic growth and diversity, and to act upon the opportunities before us.

The day-long Summit will engage, educate, and empower attendees around issues related to economic, workforce, and community development. Held at the Monona Terrace, the event will feature keynote speakers, break-out sessions, and ample networking opportunities. Participants will represent the entire eight-county Madison Region, with an anticipated audience of 500+ business executives, community leaders, economic development professionals, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.

Summit Sponsorship Materials

Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Events

Youth Recognition Breakfast January 14, 2018

Youth Day of Service January 15, 2018

The MLK Youth Recognition Breakfast celebrates students’ academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and service to their community. The highlight of the Breakfast is the presentation of Outstanding Young Person Awards to nearly 200 middle and high school students of color in Dane County. Martin Luther King Scholarships are presented to exceptional high school seniors. The breakfast is open to the public and is one of the oldest and most well-attended family observations of the King Holiday in Wisconsin, with over 800 people attending the event annually!

The MLK Youth Service Day is an exciting and inspiring county-wide project promoting learning and leadership through hands-on learning and volunteerism. Hundreds of Dane County Middle School students from diverse multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds will participate in an inspiring, educational and community- building experience that includes workshops, speakers, entertainment, and community service projects. Thanks to our collaboration with Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, youth will be engaging in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine through the lens of academic achievement and contributions to the community.

To learn more, please contact Edward Lee at or 608.729.1211.

Urban League Program Sponsorship

Program sponsorships of Urban League’s empowering initiatives are warmly welcomed. Please contact Edward Lee, Senior Vice President, to learn more at or 608.729.1211.