Events & Workshops

93rd Annual Gala & Academy of Leaders Induction Ceremony

Friday, August 17, 2018

Join us as we honor several local women for the life long accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Enjoy dinner while you support the Akron Urban League's Sustainability Campaign kickoff celebration. Featuring entertainment by Eddie Levert & the Eddie Levert Review with opening act, local talent, Cathy Johnson. 

  • 6:30 pm 
  • Quaker Station at The University of Akron
  • 135 S. Broadway St
  • Akron, Ohio 44308

About the Academy of Leaders Inductees:

We are currently in the process of selecting this year's inductees. Public notification of the winners will occur on May 28, 2018. 

About Eddie Levert Sr. 

Eddie Levert Sr. is one of the founders and lead singers of the legendary R&B group, The O’Jays.  Known for his raspy voice and sexy moves, Eddie has a range that takes him from alto to second tenor.  His style is full of emotion and deep passion.  To understand Eddie Levert, you can start with the journey of the O’Jays and keep going because there is much more.

Currently, Mr. Levert is performing as a solo artist.  He performs with Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat as the “LeVert” in LSG.  He also tours the world with the O’Jays and Gladys Knight. Eddie Levert, Sr. completed his debut solo CD album, “Eddie Levert: I Still Have It”, released in 2012.  He already released two singles, “Did I Make You Go Ooh” and “Shit Starter” from his sophomore CD album “Did I Make You Go Ooh” to be released in early 2016.