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Greater Milwaukee Urban League Black and White Ball Co-Chairs Announced

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Community leaders will support fundraising efforts for education, employment programs

(August 10, 2023 ● Milwaukee, WI) The countdown is underway for the 38th Annual Greater Milwaukee Urban League Black and White Ball on November 4, 2023. Today, GMUL proudly announces the community co-chairs for the event, GMUL Board members Margaret Bailey-Stewart and Jim Strack. Strack is treasurer of the Board and Bailey-Stewart is Board secretary.

Bailey-Stewart is director, government and community strategy, Charter Communications (Spectrum). In her role, she connects communities to technology through digital education engagement. She also provides operational and strategic leadership to Charter locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

“As a Milwaukee native, I’ve personally seen how integral the role of the Greater Milwaukee Urban League has been to improve the quality of life for residents in the City of Milwaukee and surrounding communities,” said Bailey-Stewart. “For nearly two decades, I have attended the sold out Black and White Ball that helps to fund programs and services available at GMUL and this year it is my honor to serve as a co-chair.”

As Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Holdings-Wisconsin, Jim Strack oversees the three rental vehicle brands of the company – Enterprise, Alamo and National – as well as other business operations including Enterprise fleet management, truck rental, car sales, and commute services. He has worked for Enterprise Holdings for 34 years and served as corporate vice president for EHI in Germany before relocating to Wisconsin.

“The Greater Milwaukee Urban League gives me an outstanding opportunity to gain a stronger connection to the Milwaukee community,” said Strack. “GMUL provides exceptional services that serve, support, empower and change the lives of those who live in the greater Milwaukee communities it serves. I’m delighted to serve as a co-chair with my colleague and friend Margaret Bailey-Stewart.”

More information on sponsorship, tickets, and other details can be found at in the Black and White Ball section.

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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