YCD Changemakers Gala 2022: A Night to Empower Youth

September 10, 2022 @ 5:45PM — 9:15PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Denver Botanic Gardens: 1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206 Get Directions

YCD Changemakers Gala 2022: A Night to Empower Youth image

Celebrate Youth Changemakers Working for Inclusion and Justice

Thank you to our incredible community of supporters, alumni, and friends for coming together to celebrate the YCD Changemakers Gala 2022: A Night to Empower Youth! With your help, we were able to raise an eye-popping $119,281 -- exceeding our goal of $110,000! This amazing outpouring of support will go a long way toward supporting YCD's programs throughout the 2022-23 school year, as well as helping us launch our new support for inclusion and justice clubs in schools across the country. THANK YOU!

Event Pictures

Event Co-Chairs

Aaron Abai
Harvard University

Carlotta Walls LaNier
One of the Little Rock Nine

Dalia Topelson Ritvo
Assistant Attorney General of Colorado

Janet Sammons
YCD Board Chair

Dr. Reema Wahdan
CU Anschutz Medical Center

Additional Host Committee Members

Shaquin Albrow, Chicago Bulls
Benita Creacy, DC & Associates
Lorenzo Gonzales
Eve Gracie, Gracie University
Brian McCord, Adobe
Dr. Sophia Meharena, Every Child Pediatrics
Andrea Mohamedbhai, Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
Shalini Swaroop
Alice Wirth

There's Still Time to Donate

Consider making a donation to support these young changemakers and to help YCD build a movement of young people working for a inclusive future. Use the Donate button in the right column to proceed.

About Youth Celebrate Diversity

Youth Celebrate Diversity (YCD) is building a grassroots movement of students and educators organizing locally, educating themselves and their peers, and taking action for inclusion and social justice. Our vision is that one day, every teen in America will feel safe, respected, and empowered to achieve their potential. YCD is the proud recipient of the 2018 Colorado Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Organization and the 2021 Inclusiveness@Work Nonprofit Award. Our youth-driven model refined over decades in Colorado and now growing in New Mexico is in high demand from students and teachers across the country.

Your financial contributions to Youth Celebrate Diversity are fully tax deductible under Section 170(b)(1)(a) of the IRS Code. Youth Celebrate Diversity is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. YCD’s federal tax ID number is 46-4967224.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Photography Sponsor
The Colorado Health Foundation
VIP Sponsor
Elizabeth Banko
Janet Sammons
Reema Wahdan
Leadership Sponsor
Flywheel Capital
Janus Henderson Investors
Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
RBC Wealth Management
General Table
Riddell & Company
Benita Creacy
Donna Crown
Lorenzo Gonzales
Eve Gracie
Marcus McDavid
Shalini Swaroop
Alice Wirth

$30,075 raised by 95 people


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