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Community Leaders Support Greater Milwaukee Urban League

Black and White Ball Fundraiser Co-Chairs Announced

Two of Milwaukee’s most civic-minded and community-focused couples are co-chairs for the 37th annual Greater Milwaukee Urban League on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee WI 53203. Tickets for the event are available now.

Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner and his wife Jane Kerschner are long-time supporters of education. Dr. Kerschner is Provost, Executive Vice President, and Dean of the School of Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to serving as the Chief Medical Officer at MCW, he holds numerous leadership roles at MCW, remains active in research and developing innovative treatments in the field of otolaryngology, and serves on several boards, including the Greater Milwaukee Urban League.

Jane Kerschner is long-time community volunteer, who brings her energy and expertise to a variety of organizations includingDivine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA), Marquette University High School, St. Mary Menomonee Falls Parish and School and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Thelma Sias and her husband Stephen P. Adams are dedicating their lives to supporting programs and projects that improve opportunities in Milwaukee. Since her retirement in 2017 as a vice president of We Energies, Sias has committed her time and energy to improving the community. She has received numerous awards for her efforts and currently sits on several boards including the African-American Women’s Project, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Sojourner Family Peace Center, and Cardinal Stritch University.

Stephen Adams is president of Community Development Management Partnerships Consulting Services. He has worked in the public and private sectors in various technical and management roles in the areas of community and economic development.

“Greater Milwaukee Urban League is fortunate to have these community advocates championing on our behalf,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, president and CEO of Greater Milwaukee Urban League. “The Black and White Ball is the major fundraiser of the year and dollars raised support our programs throughout the year.” Hall continued, “Their guidance and support are critical for the success of the Black and White Ball and Greater Milwaukee Urban League.”

Tickets for the Black and White Ball can be purchased now. Corporate event sponsorships are also available. For more information on tickets or sponsorships, visit the Greater Milwaukee Urban League website. For details on sponsorships, please contact Florida Perry Smith at

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