PLEASE JOIN US ON THIS SPECIAL OCCASION

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, AND SPACE MUSEUM

PIER 86 @ WEST 46TH ST

NEW YORK CITY

Black Tie Optional

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

BILL CLINTON

42nd U.S. President

 

2017 GALA HONOREE &
VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENT

 

THE HONORARY TOM VILSACK

30th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

 

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

 

RASHAD JENNINGS

NFL Running Back

Dancing with the Stars "Champion"

KYLE RUDOLPH

NFL Tight End

Minnesota Vikings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

"Bold!" Sponsor

 
 

 

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"Curious!" Sponsors

 
 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

"Creative!" Sponsors

 
 



 

 
 


 
 

 

The Event

 

YOUR COMMITMENT TO AMERICA’S YOUTH MATTERS MORE THAN EVER

As GENYOUth enters our sixth year advancing health and wellness for students across America, there’s much to celebrate and we need your help to elevate our momentum to new levels of services and resources for schools within our flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60. You can take part by attending – and playing an active role in -- our spectacular annual Gala, which supports the growth and fulfillment of Fuel Up to Play 60’s curriculum, currently in 73,000 schools and reaching 38 million students.

Our 2017 Gala theme, A Celebration of the Creative, Curious, and Bold!, will convene our students, educators and a network of influencers to further inspire and evolve our organization through their ideas and action.

The festive event will take place on the evening of Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) at a grand and historic venue: The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re celebrating GENYOUth’s work of advancing child health and wellness thanks to the countless invaluable organizations and individuals who support and make possible our mission. That work involves bringing together private and public partners, convening dialogues, enlisting colleagues, generating insights, building awareness, and channeling resources.

Please join us on this special occasion.

THE GALA: A TIME TO RECOGNIZE, APPRECIATE, CELEBRATE

GENYOUth enables students to create a healthier future for themselves and their peers.

To support students and schools, GENYOUth convenes a network of private and public partners to raise funds for nationwide youth wellness initiatives that bolster healthy, high-achieving students, schools and communities.

We believe that all youth, students in particular, are change-agents, who deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential by identifying and leading entrepreneurial solutions that positively impact nutrition, physical activity, and student success across our nation.

Our 2017 Gala is a unique moment in time that brings together valued partners both to acknowledge and to renew their commitment to our mission of building on the long legacy of passionate American youth as leaders of social change.

 

CHECK OUT OUR 2016 GALA HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

ABOUT GENYOUTH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

COMMITTED TO CHILD HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

 

GENYOUth, since its founding in 2010 as a partnership between the National Football League and National Dairy Council, has convened leaders in a movement to empower America’s youth to create a healthier future.

We support a range of nationwide initiatives -- from far-reaching student-centered school wellness programs (Fuel Up to Play 60 and Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español), to innovative youth social entrepreneurship programs (AdVenture Capital), vigorous, year-round youth and thought-leader engagements (Leadership Roundtables, Student Ambassador Summit, Town Halls), and widely circulated stakeholder-targeted publications.

We bring together and enlist networks of private and public partners, convene dialogues, generate insights, build awareness, raise funds, and channel resources – all in the service of empowering youth to be stewards of their generation’s quest for healthy, fulfilled, and productive lives.

WE’RE MOVING THE NEEDLE BY THE NUMBERS

FUEL UP TO PLAY 60, THE NATION’S LARGEST IN-SCHOOL WELLNESS PROGRAM

 

And through the launch of our Spanish-language version, “Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español” we are directly impacting Hispanic students and their Spanish-speaking families across the country.

FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 FUNDS IN ACTION

 

OUR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM, HAS FUNDED

 

Our NFL FLAG-in-School initiative

 

 

We have established GENYOUth as a convener & thought leadership in advancing the development of healthy, high-achieving students by empowering them to champion wellness in U.S. schools and communities

 

GENYOUTH IS PROUD TO BE A FOUNDING PARTNER IN THE WHITE HOUSE’S LET’S MOVE ACTIVE SCHOOLS!

 

2017 Gala Honoree &
Vanguard Award Recipient

THE HONORABLE TOM VILSACK

30th U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

This year, our Board has selected former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as the Vanguard award recipient, recognizing his "exceptional courage, compassion and leadership in the service of youth." In selecting Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, as our inaugural honoree, and now Secretary Vilsack, we have not only matched outstanding leaders with impeccable records of service, but leaders who have tirelessly advocated for the vital importance that public private partnerships play in society, business and communities across the nation.

EMBODYING AMERICAN VALUES

Born in a foundling home in Pittsburgh and adopted at birth, Tom Vilsack grew up to attend New York state’s Hamilton College, receive a law degree from Albany Law School, and make his legal career in Iowa. From modest political beginnings as Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, he rose to the Iowa Senate, then to the Governorship of Iowa, and then became the 30th United States Secretary of Agriculture, appointed by President Barack Obama. Recently named CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Tom Vilsack has spent his career in public service as a tireless advocate for farmers, for American agriculture, and for the wholesome food products that, along with physical activity, are the basis of our youth’s health and success.

AS SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

In addition to overseeing the resurgence of rural America, encouraging the thriving of local-regional food systems, and facilitating the strongest agricultural exports in U.S. history, during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack:

  • Legislated to improve the health of America’s kids. Under Secretary Vilsack, USDA partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative alongside GENYOUth to improve the health of America’s children. Secretary Vilsack helped pass and implement the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to help combat child hunger and obesity by making the most significant improvements to U.S. school meals in 30 years.
     
  • Supported healthy schools on multiple levels. Over 50 million children now have a healthier food environment at school. Kids are eating up to 16% more vegetables and 23% more fruit at lunch.
     
  • Expanded access to under-served students. Schools and districts with high poverty rates can now provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. To date, more than 17,000 schools (60% of eligible schools) in nearly 3,000 district are participating, reaching more than 8.1 million students.
     
  • Expanded summer meals. Since 2009, USDA and its partners (Fuel Up to Play 60 included) have served more than 1.2 billion summer meals to low-income children when healthy school meals are not available.
     
  • Formalized Farm-to-School. The USDA’s Farm-to-School Program was formally established on Secretary Vilsack’s watch.
     

GALA HOST COMMITTEE

 

Thomas Gallagher

CEO
Dairy Management, Inc.

Patrick Doyle

President and CEO
Domino's

Howie Long

Commentator, Fox Sports
NFL Hall of Famer

James J. Phillips

VP, Athletics & Recreation
Northwestern University

Alexis Glick

CEO
GENYOUth

Richard Edelman

CEO
Edelman

Jeff Miller

SVP of Health and Safety Policy
NFL

Chris Policinski

President and CEO
Land O'Lakes

Roger Goodell

Commissioner
NFL

Carla Hall

Co-Host, The Chew
Owner, Alchemy by Carla Hall

Jennifer Morgan

President
SAP North America

DeMaurice Smith

Executive Director
NFLPA

Skylar Diggins

WNBA
#3 Draft Pick, Dallas Wings

Curt Kolcun

Vice President
U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft

Lou M. Nanni

VP of University Relations
University of Notre Dame

Lally Weymouth

Senior Associate Editor,
Washington Post Company

Dr. David Satcher

16th U.S. Surgeon General
Emeritus

 

 

Tables

 

Reserved Gala Tables for your party of 10 are available at two levels, as follows:

"CHANGER" TABLES

$25,000

($22,250 is tax deductible)
includes one (1) table of 10 and a tribute line listing in the Gala Journal

 

 

For more information on tables, please contact David Salinas at GENYOUth by clicking here or phoning (212) 225-8420. To purchase online, click here.

IT DOESN’T TAKE A LOT TO MAKE CHANGES IN A SCHOOL AND YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

$1,000

can help a school create a salad or breakfast bar that
improves healthy food options and choices daily for
500+ students in the average school.

$2,000

can provide blenders and other equipment to ensure
popular and healthy smoothies are available to
students for meals and snacks throughout the
school year.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

 

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS: YOUR UNDERWRITING WILL MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE – AND SPECIAL

 

Please help us celebrate in 2017 as a Gala underwriting sponsor/table host. In so doing, you’re making possible our continued commitment to far-reaching, student-centered wellness programs, innovative youth social-entrepreneurship initiatives, a vigorous, year-round calendar of thought-leader engagements, and much, much more.

KEY BENEFITS FOR GENYOUTH GALA SUPPORTERS INCLUDE:

• Name recognition in select printed and electronic materials and signage.
• Dedicated tables for invited guests.
• Press-release announcing partnership/participation.
• Full-page advertisement in Gala Program
• VIP ticket to Red Carpet pre-event party.

 

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SPONSORSHIP

 

 

SOLD OUT

OPTION 1:

“BOLD!” SPONSOR

$150,000

(one available). Benefits include:

  • One (1) press release announcing partnership (written and approved by GENYOUth)
     
  • Name Recognition and logo on “Save the Date”
     
  • Name recognition in select printed and electronic materials, including electronic invitation, Gala Journal, and Gala website with link to sponsor site on GENYOUth
     
  • Three (3) tables for a total of thirty (30) guests to dinner
     
  • Full-page advertisement BACK COVER in Gala journal
     

OPTION 2:

“CURIOUS!” SPONSOR

$100,000

(two available). Benefits include:

  • One (1) press release announcing partnership (written and approved by GENYOUth)
     
  • Name Recognition and logo on “Save the Date”
     
  • Name recognition in select printed and electronic materials, including electronic invitation, Gala Journal, and Gala website with link to sponsor site on GENYOUth
     
  • Name recognition on select signage throughout the evening of the Gala including your logo displayed on video monitors/screens throughout the venue
     
  • Two (2) tables for a total of twenty (20) guests to dinner
     
  • Full-page advertisement inside front cover or inside back cover in Gala journal
     

OPTION 3:

“CREATIVE!” SPONSOR

$50,000

(four available). Benefits include:

  • Name Recognition and logo on “Save the Date”
     
  • Name recognition in select printed and electronic materials, including electronic invitation, Gala Journal, and Gala website with link to sponsor site on GENYOUth
     
  • Name recognition on select signage throughout the evening of the Gala including your logo displayed on video monitors/screens throughout the venue
     
  • One (1) table for a total of ten (10) guests to dinner
     
  • Half-page advertisement in Gala journal

 

For more information on Gala sponsorship, please contact Mark Block at GENYOUth by clicking here, or phoning (212) 494-0450.

THE GALA DIRECTORS

 

 

Please feel free to contact, either by email or by photo, any of the GENYOUth's Gala Directors for more information or details on any aspect of the event, or your support thereof. Thank you!

 

 

Jean Lee

Vice President; Head of Development

jean.lee@genyouthnow.org

(347) 966-9594

 

 

David Salinas

Gala Events Sponsorship Director

david.salinas@genyouthnow.org

(312) 953-5010