Thursday, November 17th, 2022 | Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th St, NYC

Thirty years ago, a partnership sparked a movement that continues to unite people across the globe dedicated to Building a Better World Together. This November, we invite you to join us at the buildOn Gala as we celebrate the powerful connection between buildOn and GE and share how members of the buildOn movement are creating a brighter future through service and education.

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception | 7 PM Program

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Tickets to join the buildOn Gala in person are sold out, but you can still join our Gala LIVESTREAM

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Honoring GE for Three Decades of Partnership

Celebrating buildOn’s first-ever lifetime achievement award presented to GE and Jennifer VanBelle, Senior Vice President, GE Treasurer

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Support Youth Serving Our Community

Through buildOn’s Service Learning Programs, students in some of the United States’ most under-resourced high schools are empowered to take on the most pressing issues in their communities through direct action. By helping seniors, the unhoused, and younger children, buildOn students are learning to lead by first learning to serve. These same students have also worked side-by-side with community members to construct schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. buildOn engages more than 7,000 students every month across the U.S, who to date have contributed more than 2.4 million hours of service to our communities. What’s more, 98% of students who participate in buildOn programming graduate high school.

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Featuring Music from Alex Boyé

America’s Got Talent Alumni Alex Boyé is known for his dynamic African-infused music that has gained over 1 billion views on YouTube. After being named 2017 Artist of the Year and grand prize winner in a music contest sponsored by Pepsi & Hard Rock Cafe, he performed a half-time show for NFL’s Monday Night Football this past December in Miami.

He is a uniquely versatile artist with a style that appeals to all ages which is very rare in this day and age. He has shared the stage with many notable artists including, Jay-Z, Tim McGraw, George Michael, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, The Beach Boys, and opened for Olivia Newton John at the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall, fulfilling a life-time dream. As an innovative YouTube artist, Boyé’s is of Nigerian descent, was raised in London, became a U.S citizen on Feb 12th, 2012, and is an official ambassador for many causes, including the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

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