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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale raise record $1.1M at Celebrate Youth Gala at Hangar One

Sydney F. named 2024 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale celebrated a historic milestone at its annual Celebrate Youth Gala.

With more than 650 guests in attendance at the iconic Scottsdale Hangar One, the gala marked 70 years of dedicated service to youth in the community, raising an unprecedented $1.1 million in support of BGCS programs and initiatives, according to a press release.

The gala, presented by Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. and Great American Title Agency, showcased the incredible potential of BGCS members, with the youth development organization’s six Youth of the Year candidates delivering inspiring speeches, the release states.

The evening culminated with Sydney F., 17, from the Thunderbirds Branch being named the 2024 BGCS Youth of the Year, a testament to her exemplary leadership and dedication to making a positive difference in her community.

“I am immensely proud of the impact Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has had over the past 70 years,” said Andrea Robertson, 2024 Celebrate Youth Gala event chair. “The success of the Celebrate Youth Gala reflects the unwavering support of our community and the dedication of our staff and volunteers empowering young people to reach for the stars.”

Funds raised at the gala will enable BGCS to continue providing vital resources and opportunities for youth of the local community.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 70 years of serving youth in our community and honor the incredible achievements of our Youth of the Year candidates,” said Ivan Gilreath, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. “This gala is a testament to the enduring impact of our organization and the dedicated individuals who make our mission possible.

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