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Event Sponsorship

Join us at the beginning of the year for the NYUL Champions of Diversity Breakfast and in spring for our Frederick Douglass Awards Gala. Contributions for both events directly support the New York Urban League’s programs and administration. Save the date in September for the annual Football Classic, which supports the Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship Fund and education programs.

Event-specific sponsorships can include a multitude of customizable benefits based on a corporation’s needs and initiatives. Sponsorship benefits can include:


  • On-site activations and direct business-to-consumer exposure
  • Visibility and company branding in city-wide, print, press, and electronic materials
  • Complimentary tickets and special event invitations
  • VIP privileges


Champions of Diversity Breakfast


NYUL Champions of Diversity honors corporations for their commitment to diversity best practices, because in today’s global marketplace, companies recognize diversity as a key competitive advantage. The honorees were selected by a judging committee of corporate executives based on their commitments to diversity in four deciding categories – corporate citizenry, employment policy, supplier diversity, and philanthropic practices.



February | Who attends: Corporate Executives and Donors | 250 people

(photo: Executive speaking at the mic with COD branding)

Tickets: $350-$2,500

Table Sponsorship: $6,000-$50,000


Frederick Douglass Awards Gala 


The Frederick Douglass Dinner is an important fundraiser for the New York Urban League to support our education and employment programs. The Frederick Douglass Medallion is presented to honor and acknowledge individuals and organizations whose contributions to society serve to eliminate racial barriers and promote opportunities for the disadvantaged.


In 2010, in addition to the Frederick Douglass Medallion, the League awarded its first Ann S. Kheel Award.  The award acknowledges and honors individuals who, in the spirit of Ann S. Kheel, dedicate their personal time and have made charitable causes part of their life’s work.  Mrs. Kheel was a dedicated member of the New York Urban League Board of Directors and founder of the Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner.


May| Who attends:   | 500 people

Tickets: $500-$1,500

Table Sponsorship: $10,000-$50,000

Journal Ads: $1,000-$5,000

51st Anniversary Frederick Douglass Dinner Tickets now available!


NYUL Football Classic 


The Football Classic is a “bragging rights” football game played at MetLife Stadium. Proceeds from the game benefit the Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship Program and the educational initiatives of the New York Urban League. The classic attracts over 25,000 attendees from up and down the Northeastern corridor. Visit our website to learn more



September | Who attends: Family entertainment for all ages | over 25,000 people