This year, The Resolve Gala celebrated its 10th year on Thursday, November 14th at The Altman Building in Chelsea. Resolution’s mission of socially-responsible, action-oriented philanthropy was the focus of the evening, along with a special performance by Wyclef Jean. The evening celebrated young social entrepreneurs who create meaningful, sustainable impact in their communities all around the world.
Guests mingled with many of the Resolution Fellows, sampled a full open bar, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and explored creative installations featuring actual social ventures while bidding on incredible silent and live auction items. The VIP After-Party was held at The Box with music by Funk Flex.
Each year, the Resolve Gala celebrates the achievements of Resolution Fellows who have now positively impacted more than 2.5 million people across 80 countries in high-impact areas including women’s empowerment, water access, disaster relief, clean energy, equality, and much more.
The Resolve Gala’s A World of Impact exhibit was a highlight of the evening, showcasing four social ventures through interactive installations ranging from an eight-foot tower of water jugs to a thermal dehydrator prototype imported from Uganda. Leftover food from the event was donated to local homeless shelters via Resolution Fellow Hannah Dehradunwala’s online food redistribution platform, Transfernation.
Resolution Fellow Natalia Salas announced a new partnership between The Resolution Project and Wyclef Jean’s Wyclef Goes Back to School program, which identifies musical talent in universities that could benefit from mentorship and training. The partnership will aim to inspire young artists to pursue cause-and mission-based work, bringing awareness to their efforts through music. They will learn about upcoming Resolution Social Venture Challenges where they can pitch their ideas for a chance to win a Resolution Fellowship.
“Ten years ago, the first-ever Resolve event was held in Manhattan at the Jerome L. Greene Space. The event was attended by fewer than 100 people, celebrating a handful of Fellows. To have grown the event almost tenfold in 10 years is a testament to this incredibly phenomenal team” said Resolution Chair and Co-Founder Oliver Libby. “All of the contributions of the Resolution community have been instrumental in enabling the organization to grow to serve nearly 500 inspiring young leaders and counting.”
Sponsors of the event included Aramark, Macquarie Group, Hatzimemos/Libby, Mastercard, DuPont, White & Case, Perkins Coie, JPMorgan Chase, and Kirkland & Ellis, Nue Agency, and Heads Music.
For more information, please visit The Resolution Project’s website or follow @resolutionproj on Twitter, The Resolution Project on Facebook and YouTube, and @resolutionproject on Instagram.
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