Signature Events

GSUL offers partners the opportunity to invest in our work by sponsoring one or more of our signature events. Signature event sponsorships are a great way to support a cause you care about and connect with our target audience.

By sponsoring a signature event, you can gain exposure to many potential customers or clients, and you can also build relationships with other businesses and organizations in our community.

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference for individuals and families in Sacramento, please consider sponsoring one or multiple GSUL signature events in 2023-24.


Empower365 is an annual networking event, cocktail reception, and forum for GSUL to report on the State of Black Sacramento, GSUL’s goals, community impact, and accomplishments for the current program year, as well as preview priorities and new initiatives for the next fiscal year.

Youth Summer Job Fair & Open house


The Youth Job Fair and Open House is an opportunity for youth ages 16 – 30 to find employment opportunities, summer jobs and to learn about and enroll in GSUL workforce development programs and career services. On the spot interviews and hiring is a highlight of this event.



The Evening of Empowerment Awards Gala is GSUL’s largest annual fundraising event. This black-tie event brings together over 500 movers and shakers from across the Greater Sacramento region for a fun evening of inspiration, entertainment and a celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion.