Event Planning & Management, Media Relations
The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For nearly a century, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships, — has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities, and grow businesses. The Urban League is a passionate advocate for educational equality, economic development and social justice.
The Chicago Urban League’s annual Golden Fellowship Dinner is one of the premier fundraising galas of the social season, attracting more than 1,700 attendees, including many of the city’s corporate, civic and elected leaders. Past honorees who received the Bill Barry award includes the Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., Phylicia Rashad and Cicely Tyson. Past entertainment includes the O’Jays, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle.
TGG was tapped by the Chicago Urban League for our event planning and management services as it approached a milestone in it’s meteoric history, the 50th Anniversary of their pillar fundraising event of the year, their annual Golden Fellowship Dinner gala. As our relationship has grown so has our scope of services with the Urban League. We not only service as their event planning and management firm but we also assist with their media relations including media training, media pitching, press relations, etc… The 2015 Golden Fellowship Dinner was named in the top 10 of BizBash’s 2015 Top 100 Events in Chicago.