JOIN THE GENYOUth FAMILY OF PARTNERS, FRIENDS, AND STUDENTS IN SUPPORTING AND CELEBRATING OUR NATION’S GREATEST CHANGE AGENTS: YOUTH

"We all have the capacity to be a superhero. In order to become one, you just have to find your unique power or ability and exploit it for the greater good. The cape and mask are optional – but a kind heart is essential.” -- Robert Clancy

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Ziegfeld Ballroom

141 West 54th St.

New York City

Black Tie Optional

THE 2018 VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENT

Accepting the award on behalf of PepsiCo:

Albert P. Carey

Chief Executive Officer
PepsiCo North America

Keynote Speakers



OUR SPONSORS


Pepsico
United Healthcare
Corteva
inmar
Fairlife
Dominos
Ecolab
Jamba Juice
Land O' Lakes
NFLPA
SAP
Leprino Foods
Schreiber
TD Ameritrade
Omnicom Group
RBC Capital Markets

The Event

 

We need, value, and appreciate your participation.

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 2018 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.

There is a superhero in all of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape!

Check Out the 2016 and 2017 Gala Highlights!

 


ABOUT GENYOUTH


COMMITTED TO CHILD HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

GENYOUth, since its founding in 2010, led in partnership by 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 the largest, student-centered school wellness program (Fuel Up to Play 60 and Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español), to the innovative youth social entrepreneurship program (AdVenture Capital), powerful youth and thought-leader engagements (Leadership Roundtables, Student Ambassador Summit, Youth Surveys), and widely circulated stakeholder-targeted publications.

Everything we do is in the service of empowering youth to be stewards of their generation’s quest for healthy, fulfilled, and productive lives!

With your help, we’re moving the needle on school and community wellness.

Alexis Glick
Chief Executive Officer
GENYOUth

Accepting the award on behalf of PepsiCo:

Albert P. Carey
Chief Executive Officer
PepsiCo North America

 

Recognizing true leadership

Each year, The Vanguard Award is presented to a leader and champion for childhood health who inspires others to take actions that enable GENYOUth to empower more students to be change agents for health, wellness and academic achievement.

We’re pleased to announce that the 2018 Vanguard Award recipient is PepsiCo. Accepting the award on behalf of PepsiCo: Albert P. Carey, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo North America. Al is highly regarded as a “servant leader” and it is his leadership style that inspires and empowers PepsiCo employees to enrich the lives of individuals, build a strong organization, and create a more just and caring world. We are honored that Al Carey will join us as PepsiCo's champion for childhood health and hunger, and for helping to ignite support among others through our enduring and expanding partnership.

PepsiCo: A Cherished GENYOUth Partner

PepsiCo has been a steadfast and invaluable supporter of GENYOUth since its inception. The company’s vision and unwavering commitment to global initiatives of critical importance – in particular its efforts to improve the products it sells, protect our planet, and empower people around the world to contribute solutions to shared challenges – have been important factors in our ongoing and growing partnership together.

Performance with Purpose

Through PepsiCo’s signature program, Performance with Purpose, the company aims to leave a positive imprint on the environment and society. As part of these efforts, PepsiCo is transforming its food and beverage portfolio—using its expertise in creating and marketing products to deliver more tasty nutrition around the world. The company is harnessing the power of its brands like Quaker, Naked Juice and Tropicana to increase positive nutrition, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, low-fat dairy, and calorie-free hydration such as water and teas. And the company’s philanthropic arm is working with leading partners to deliver billions of servings of nutritious foods and beverages to underserved communities across countries and continents worldwide.

Ready, Step, Move . . . Give!

PepsiCo and GENYOUth are increasing access to the national school breakfast program to help conquer hunger in underserved communities. PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the global food and beverage company, is funding “grab-n-go” breakfast carts in U.S. schools as part of Ready, Step, Move…Give!, an employee step-challenge created in partnership with Healthy Living, PepsiCo’s employee well-being program. Together, through record-breaking employee participation and over 8 billion steps taken, the initiative is helping GENYOUth increase access to over 5 million school breakfast meals among 30,000 students in 55 schools, providing over 16 million servings of nutrient-rich foods that meet USDA school meal guidelines.

Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español

To inspire Hispanic students, parents, and communities about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, PepsiCo Foundation provided a grant to GENYOUth to create Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español. This cultural and linguistic adaptation of Fuel Up to Play 60, including this website, take-home materials, and this documentary-style video, is available to all 73,000 schools through PepsiCo Foundation's support.

To date we have provided 55 schools reaching over 17,000 students in Miami and Los Angeles with grants to improve nutrition and physical activity and create and grow cultures of wellness in schools with largely Hispanic populations.

Summer feeding

Summer feeding ensures that children from low-income families continue to receive nutritious meals when schools are not in session. Through PepsiCo's Food for Good program, GENYOUth partnered to provide grants to 55 Food for Good summer feeding routes with NFL FLAG-in-school kits in 8 cities. This effort helped engage over 27,000 children with healthy meals and physical activity resources to get them active!

Passing the baton

As only the third recipient of this honor, Mr. Carey’s Vanguard Award on behalf of PepsiCo will be presented to him alongside our two distinguished former Vanguard Award winners: the CEO of SAP, Bill McDermott, our 2016 honoree; and former U.S.D.A. Secretary Tom Vilsack, our 2017 honoree.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

 

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS: YOUR UNDERWRITING WILL MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE – AND SUPPORT OUR MISSION

 

Please help us celebrate in 2018 as a Gala underwriting sponsor. 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.

Choose your level of sponsorship:

“HERO!” SPONSOR
$150,000
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
  • Three (3) tables for a total of thirty (30) guests to dinner
  • Full-page advertisement BACK COVER in Gala journal

"CHAMPION!" SPONSOR
$100,000
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

"DEFENDER!" SPONSOR
$50,000
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

Tables & tickets

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

I will be there!
Individual "Epic" tickets $2500.00

($2,250 is tax deductible)

For more information on Gala sponsorship, please contact David Salinas at GENYOUth by clicking here or phoning (312) 953-5010.


THE GALA TEAM

Please feel free to contact, either by email or by phone, any of GENYOUth’s Gala team for more information on the event.

David Salinas

Director of Events and Strategic Branding

david.salinas@genyouthnow.org

(312) 953-5010

Rebecca Lituchy

Development and Event Marketing Coordinator

rebecca.lituchy@genyouthnow.org

(224) 688-8679