The Urban League's 22nd Annual Breakfast

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will host our 22nd Annual Breakfast: ‘Era of Essential Service’!  

The Annual Breakfast is a celebration of the essential programming and services ULMS provides to the community in the focus areas of health, housing, entrepreneurship, advocacy, education, and workforce development. The 2023 event will also include a special emphasis on honoring Black women in the community who have fearlessly dedicated their lives to uplift and empower others. 

Additional Information

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle’s Annual Breakfast is the organization’s yearly signature fundraising event. By the time we gathered for our 2023 celebration, ULMS would have spent millions of dollars on support services for local residents and their families by various means, including but not limited to:

  • Securing and maintaining permanent housing
  • Rental Assistance & eviction prevention 
  • Local Black-owned small business support
  • Emergency food assistance
  • COVID education and vaccine outreach
  • Direct cash assistance
  • and more!

In addition to raising critical funds for our work, the Annual Breakfast serves as a celebration of the impact on our mission from our donors, constituents, volunteers, friends, and, in particular, our corporate and institutional partners. Stakeholders and friends join us each year to reaffirm our shared commitment; and we very much hope you will be a part of this exclusive, community-minded group.

  • Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
  • Time: 8:00AM – 9:30AM (doors open at 7:00AM, Breakfast served at 7:30AM, program starts at 8:00AM)
  • Location: The Westin – Seattle | 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Attire: Attire for the event will be business casual.

Parking: Parking will be available in the hotel garage. Limited street parking is also available. Ride share services are strongly encouraged. 

Check-In: Upon arrival to the event, please visit the ‘Welcome’ tables to check-in and find your name badge. Once you find your name badge, a ULMS staff member will assist you with locating your assigned table. 


Thank you for your support!

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On behalf of the entire ULMS team, we would like to say THANK YOU to every person who contributed to helping us nearly reach our fundraising goal of $1M. Whether you donated during the event or committed to empowering us in the near future, we appreciate the commitment of your time and dedicated support for our work! 

Check out the Event Recap Video

We hope you enjoy the show!


Official Event Photos

Thank you for joining us!


Post-Event Attendee Survey

Thank you for your feedback!

As a cherished guest, your opinion is invaluable to us and we’d love to hear from you! Please consider completing this brief 2-minute post-event survey. Feedback about your experience attending the annual breakfast will help us ensure we are meeting our effectiveness and impact goals for future events.

This survey is anonymous. We sincerely appreciate your input and participation!


About Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is one of the most successful comedians in the world and was the host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central for seven years. Under Trevor, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” broke free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts and more for its global audience.  Last year, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” landed a record number of seven Emmy Award nominations.

Trevor is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” and its young readers adaptation, released in 2019, “It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which also debuted as a New York Times bestseller. The Audible edition of “Born a Crime,” performed by Trevor, was produced by Audible and remains one of the top-selling, highest-rated, and most-commented-on Audible performances of all time. To date, “Born a Crime” has sold over 3 million copies across all formats.

Following the extraordinary success of “Born a Crime,” Trevor is writing a new book for One World (an imprint of the Random House Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC). As yet untitled, the book is scheduled for release in fall 2023. This book is a gorgeously illustrated and moving modern fable for readers of all ages about forgiveness, acceptance, and the secret to solidarity.

Launching in early 2024, Trevor is set to host Amazon Prime Video’s first South African original, “LOL: Last One Laughing.” The six-part unscripted comedy series will see Trevor pit 10 famous South African comedians and entertainers against one another to see who can keep a straight face while simultaneously trying to make their opponents laugh – and lose.  Trevor is also moving from in front of the camera to a behind-the-scenes turn as executive producer on the newly announced Amazon FreeVee remake of the long-running British Series, “Mock the Week.” The half-hour program combines elements from talk shows, stand-up comedy sessions and improv games that sets two teams of comics against each other in a bid to satirize current news events and popular culture.  The series will begin production for the US in 2024.

Trevor served as the Grammy Awards host for three years in a row, with the 2023 show garnering the highest viewership numbers since 2020. Noah is a Grammy nominee himself. His standup special “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia” was nominated for best comedy album at the 2020 Grammys.

Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out stand-up comedy shows over 5 continents. His recently announced “Off The Record” World Tour stops in 28 cities across the US, before heading for international destinations. Trevor’s “Back To Abnormal Tour” saw him sell out multiple nights at the O2 Arena in London, perform across Europe including selling the most tickets ever by a non-German in Frankfurt, Germany, as well as Madison Square Garden, The LA Forum, two shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco and ended his run with two sold out shows at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Trevor has written, produced, and starred in 12 comedy specials, including “I Wish You Would,” his third for Netflix, which premiered globally in November 2022. True to form, Trevor hilariously shares revelations about learning to speak German, modern communication, and his love for curry. His previous special, “Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia” received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Show, as well as a Grammy Award nomination.

Day Zero Productions, a joint venture between Paramount Global and Trevor Noah, develops and produces diverse, high-quality creative content for a global audience. With projects set up both within the Paramount Global family, as well as at other studios, streamers, and live platforms, Day Zero focuses on entertaining and impactful content, with an eye toward authentic stories from diverse points of view. The company announced it is developing a series based on Kiese Laymon’s coming-of-age novel “Long Division.” Other current projects include an adaptation of Noah’s best-selling and award-winning autobiography “Born A Crime,” with Lupita Nyong’o starring and a reimagining of the classic Paramount feature President’s Analyst. On the television side, recent unscripted credits include the documentary series “The Turning Point” for MSNBC/Peacock, and Nickelodeon’s annual “Kid of the Year” TV special alongside TIME Studios.

In 2018, Noah launched the Trevor Noah Foundation to improve equitable access to quality education for underserved youth in South Africa. Noah’s vision is a world where education enables youth to dream, see and build the impossible.

2023 Award Honorees


The Annual Breakfast will also serve as an opportunity for the Urban League to award and honor local community trailblazers for their service to our community. In alignment with the event’s central theme, this year’s slate of honorees comprises an impressive list of Black women well-known to the Seattle area, including local philanthropic arts activist and consultant, Vivian Phillips, who will receive the organization’s Legacy award; former CEO of Byrd Barr Place, Andrea Caupain, who will receive the President’s award; and community leader and change maker, Detective Denise ‘Cookie’ Bouldin, who will receive the Urban League’s Community Coalition award.

Honoree Highlights


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scenes from 2022

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Click the button below to recap scenes and final outcomes from our 21st Annual Breakfast held Friday, December 2, 2022!