in retrospect

3rd Annual Founder's Gala 2017
2017 Honorees
2017 Founder's Leaders Key Award

The Founder’s Key Award is the highest award bestowed to an individual who has shown commitment and service in Leadership, Education, and Civic Engagement. The Founder’s Key recipient is also the Honorary Guest Speaker for the night.

Luz Alcira Granada
National Director of Advocacy, Campaigns, CRG and Communications
Save The Children Colombia

2017 Global Community Innovators Awards

The Global Innovators Awards are given to different individuals who have worked on innovative programs related to the field of education; global poverty alleviation; social justice; promoting youth engagement and service to the community.

Mothler Dalexis
Senior Vice President 
Bank of America

Michelle Klein
Marketing Director 
Facebook, Inc.

Hang Nguyen
Secretary General
Diplomatic Council

Jeannine B. Scott
America to Africa Consulting, LLC.

2017 Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual(s) who have committed meaningful volunteer work for the organization. An individual(s) who has shown extraordinary passion for our mission; An individual(s) who has served as volunteer; and An individual(s) who has contributed positive impact with Global Tassels here in the United States and abroad.

Richard Zalman, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer
Fortune Time Group


Hilda Risi
Former NYC Public School Teacher
New York City Department of Education

2017 Gala Photos