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GMUL announces details for the 38th Annual Black and White Ball

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

GE HealthCare is presenting sponsor

(September 20, 2023 ● Milwaukee, WI) Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL) announced today that GE HealthCare is the presenting sponsor of the 38th annual Black and White Ball on November 4, 2023. The Ball will be held at the Baird Center – formerly the Wisconsin Center – at 400 W. Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee WI 53203.

GE HealthCare is a leading global medical technology innovator dedicated to providing integrated solutions to make clinicians more effective, therapies more precise, and patients healthier. GE HealthCare is also a long-time supporter of GMUL, with a focus on GMUL’s education programs.

“At GE HealthCare, we believe it’s a shared responsibility to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. We’re honored to support Greater Milwaukee Urban League’s mission and the annual Black and White Ball,” said Peter Arduini, President and CEO of GE HealthCare. “As a newly independent company, we are committed to the Greater Milwaukee community and working alongside organizations to support local Black and African American communities through programs that aim to create equitable experiences and outcomes.”

“GE HealthCare continues to be generous in its’ support of the work of Greater Milwaukee Urban League,” said GMUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “We are grateful for their generous gift, which will help us improve opportunities for children and families across the Greater Milwaukee area.”

The theme of the 38th annual Black and White Ball is Strong Partners. Strong Communities. During the event, GMUL will highlight successful programs made possible by the support of GMUL’s many partners. Event co-chairs are Margaret Bailey-Stewart, director, government and community strategy, Charter Communications (Spectrum), and Jim Strack, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Holdings-Wisconsin.

The entertainment for the evening is the Grammy-nominated jazz and R&B recording artist Patrice Rushen. In a career that spans five decades, Rushen’s music is being exposed to a new generation as artists such as Will Smith, Kirk Franklin, and George Michaels sample some of her songs and incorporate them into their work.

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For more information about GE HealthCare, please visit

About Greater Milwaukee Urban League

The Greater Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of The National Urban League. We lead through education and outreach, employment and empowerment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that position African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Greater Milwaukee Urban League’s vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram: @urbanleaguemke.

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