Annual Gala

Thank you for celebrating 35 Years of Mentoring at Community for Youth’s 17th Annual Aspire Gala!

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, over 300 friends and supporters of Community for Youth came together to celebrate our 35th Anniversary! Thank you for being a part of this incredible gathering. With your generous support, CfY raised almost $265,000!

The funds we raise at our annual Aspire Gala directly support our unique mentoring program: building relationships between students and mentors that continue well beyond CfY. We heard from Carrie, Thuy, and Donnalyn about the strong bond they have formed through our community. Carrie a long-time mentor, painted a picture of what mentoring has meant to her. As she introduced her former and current mentees, Thuy & Donnalyn, you could see and feel the special bond they had formed. CfY Alumni Thuy, a UW Junior, told us the impact Carrie has had in propelling her forward. Donnalyn, a high school senior, talked about the confidence she has gained by having a mentor who treats her like an equal.

This story would not be possible without you. Your support allows us to make meaningful matches between high school students and caring adults in this community. It allows us to aspire for something greater!

Thank you to our Inaugural Aspire Community Members!

The following friends of Community for Youth made 3-year pledges based on the amount they raised their paddle during out Fund-a-Need at the live auction. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our mission!

Kenisha Baxter
Victoria & Joaquin Delgado
Nicola Robbenolt & MC Ptolemy
David & Sheila Roe
Sai Shankar
Colton & Matthew Spahn
Sue & Pat VanHaren

Check out photos from the Aspire Gala by clicking the links below!

Photographer Credit: Ted Heng
Check out the amazing shots HERE!
Photo Booth courtesy of The Snap Bar
Check out your pictures HERE!

Want to get involved in our 2021 Aspire Gala?

Become a Sponsor

For more information on the 2021 Aspire Gala, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 206.325.8480 or Learn more about sponsorship opportunities: Sponsorship Packet


Can’t attend our Gala in 2021? You can still support Community for Youth’s inspiring and innovative program.
Donate directly here!

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

Seattle Public Utilities

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.