The Gatsby Ball:
A Grand Fete at the Palace
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
We are extremely grateful to the 300+ guests who joined us for the PhilDev Gatsby Ball & Awards - our most successful event to date. We raised more than $350,000 (net) for PhilDev’s programs in STEM Education, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.
Everyone looked fabulous in their 20s attire! Please check back for a gallery of photos from the event.
PhilDev Trustee and care.com CEO, Sheila Marcelo, was the emcee for the evening showcasing seven inaugural PhilDev awardees:
Philanthropy Ally of the Year - Linda Lester
Innovation in Branding - Mark Arcenal of Illest
Technology in the Arts - Ritche Desuasido (DJ Yogafrog) and Richard Quitevis (DJ Qbert) of Thud Rumble
Rising Star - Zark Veronas
Community Culture & Leadership - Emily Nishi of Lyft
Innovation in Finance - Jennifer Cabalquinto of the Golden State Warriors
Educator of the Year - Teach for the Philippines: Clarissa Delgado, Lizzie Zobel, Margarita Delgado
We heard the inspiring stories of each awardee and celebrated their achievements. The PhilDev Awards are a testament to the talents and accomplishments of the Filipino community which left the audience feeling deeply impressed and proud. We at PhilDev look forward to continuing the awards next year to recognize and honor more Filipinos worldwide.
The awards were followed with a lively and exciting auction and fund-a-need. Our very generous guests helped us raise over $150k in this portion alone! Our team is working diligently to follow up on all pledges from the Fund-a-Need. We hope you will help by contacting us to confirm your donation.
We closed the night with an entertaining set by Broadway star, Adam Jacobs, who treated us to a medley of songs from Aladdin to Frank Sinatra. Those who had energy left continued on dancing late into the night!
If you didn't have a chance to make a donation at the ball, we welcome your support. There are a number of ways you can continue to contribute.
Direct Online Donation—www.phildev.org/take-action
Shop for a cause
Stella & Dot - a portion of purchases goes to PhilDev; Link expires on Nov 17, 2018. Shop this link—www.stelladot.com/ts/t0qg8
Start a FB fundraiser for PhilDev
Get your company to match your donation!
Once again, thank you for your support!
Every bit helps as PhilDev works to eradicate poverty in the Philippines and enable success of all Filipinos.
Thank you for helping to make this year's Gatsby Ball such an incredible evening!