Grand Center invites you to join us on Friday, October 13, 2017, when we thank the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis for their devotion to our community.

October 13, 2017
The Sheldon
3648 Washington Boulevard

5:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Entertainment

Cocktail Attire


Bill and Marsha Rusnack | Tom and Carol Voss

Advisory Chair

Joan Quicksilver

About the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

The Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis has made a tremendous impact on the Greater St. Louis Community since its founding in 1918, following the East St. Louis race riots. As a contemporary civil rights and social service agency, the Urban League provides a holistic approach to economic empowerment and self-sufficiency for African Americans and others.

Leadership of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis played an instrumental role in the founding of Grand Center Inc. in 1980. During the following four decades, The Urban League has continued to be a partner in the transformation of Grand Center Arts District. In recognition of the Urban League’s many years of philanthropic support to the St. Louis community and of the Urban League’s role in making Grand Center Arts District what it is today, Grand Center Inc. will present Urban League President and CEO Michael McMillan with the 2017 Grand Center Gala Award on Friday, October 13, 2017.


$500 single ticket,
$1,000 Benefactor sponsor ticket

Sponsorships available

Please contact Michelle Stevens at or 314.289.1520 for more information.

To purchase tickets or a sponsorship online, or if you cannot attend but would like to contribute

Grand Center - Gala-2017