Annual Gala

We empower & invest in YEScarolina High School Teachers & our youth to provide opportunity through entrepreneurship education.  Our goal is to produce workforce ready youth throughout the state who are able to create business, grow wealth and impact South Carolina’s economic development!

This inspiring and enchanting gala was held on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at the beautiful Galliard in downtown CharlestonCelebrating 15 years of Opportunity & Empowerment through Entrepreneurship!” This is our annual fundraiser and is held each year to celebrate and support youth entrepreneurship education. South Carolina student entrepreneurs, teachers, scholarship recipients & award winners are honored at the gala. Around 500 guests enjoyed this black tie optional affair with a student business showcase, silent & live auction, awards dinner with decadent desserts provided by Butcher & Bee, live entertainment provided by alumni Illusionist Caleb Alexander,  music by The Paul Quattlebaum Party Band , a ” Winners Choice” Exclusive Travel Raffle for 2 sponsored by Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant & a very special Send a Child to YES StartUp Camp Diamond Raffle sponsored by Diamonds Direct!

YEScarolina Raised $281,000!

The proceeds from our successful gala will help us to expand our curriculum reach into more high poverty – low performing high schools in South Carolina, with a goal too implement our curriculum into 1/3 of all Public High schools by 2021! Assistance from members of the community, help us to provide the resources we need to improve student achievement in our community.

We thank all of our gala guests, volunteers, sponsors & donors again for their generous support of this event and YEScarolina’s mission to give young people in South Carolina a brighter future through entrepreneurship!

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PRESENTING SPONSORS

TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR

VIP LUXURY EXPERIENCE SPONSOR

DESSERT SPONSOR & DONOR

WINE SPONSOR & DONOR

PRODUCTION SPONSOR

PDA Insignia (Black)

FLORAL SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

Kitchen Family Charitable Fund
The Heinauer
Family
University Capital Partners

COUNCIL OF EDUCATORS SPONSOR

ENTREPRENEUR STUDENT TABLE SPONSOR

SWAG SPONSOR

STUDENT OF THE YEAR SPONSORTEACHER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

RON MOTLEY AWARD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS 

Aaron Brewer
Will JamiesonKathy Salmanowitz

 

WINNERS CHOICE TRAVEL RAFFLE SPONSOR

SEND A STUDENT TO YES STARTUP CAMP DIAMOND RAFFLE SPONSOR

 

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR

BEER SPONSORS & DONORS

CONTRIBUTING  SPONSORS

DECOR SPONSOR

GRAPHIC DESIGN SPONSOR

BLCREATIVEDESIGN

PRINTING SPONSOR

LIVE MUSIC PROVIDED BY

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CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM 2018’s EVENT!

PREVIOUS GALAS 

2018 – Photos | Shutterbooth Photos
2017 – Photos 

2015 – Photos 
2014 – Photos | Video
2013 – Photos | Video