Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Celebrate Youth Gala Marking 70 Years of Service to Youth Raises Record 1.1M

Sydney F. named 2024 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) celebrated a historic milestone at their annual Celebrate Youth Gala on March 23, 2024. With more than 650 guests in attendance at the iconic Scottsdale Hangar One, the gala marked 70 years of dedicated service to youth in the community, raising an unprecedented $1.1 million in support of BGCS programs and initiatives.

The gala, presented by Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. and Great American Title Agency, showcased the incredible potential of BGCS members, with the youth development organization’s six Youth of the Year candidates delivering inspiring speeches. Throughout the evening, attendees participated in silent and live auctions and a paddle raise, all contributing to the remarkable fundraising total.

The evening culminated with Sydney F., 17, from the Thunderbirds Branch being named the 2024 BGCS Youth of the Year, a testament to her exemplary leadership and dedication to making a positive difference in her community.

“I am immensely proud of the impact Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has had over the past 70 years,” said Andrea Robertson, 2024 Celebrate Youth Gala event chair. “The success of the Celebrate Youth Gala reflects the unwavering support of our community and the dedication of our staff and volunteers empowering young people to reach for the stars.”

The record-breaking funds raised at the gala will enable BGCS to continue providing vital resources and opportunities for youth so that every child in the Greater Scottsdale area has access to life-changing programs and opportunities that help them thrive.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 70 years of serving youth in our community and honor the incredible achievements of our Youth of the Year candidates,” said Ivan Gilreath, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. “This gala is a testament to the enduring impact of our organization and the dedicated individuals who make our mission possible.”

For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and upcoming events, visit www.bgcs.org.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) is a leading youth development organization dedicated to empowering young people in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, North Phoenix, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the Hualapai Nation in Peach Springs. With a legacy spanning over seven decades, BGCS provides a safe and positive environment where youth can engage in enriching programs and activities designed to foster academic success, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. Through innovative programs and partnerships, BGCS offers comprehensive educational, recreational, and mentoring opportunities that inspire young people to achieve their goals and become confident, competent, and caring individuals. Our dedicated youth development professionals work tirelessly to create a nurturing and inclusive community where every child is valued, supported, and encouraged to realize their full potential. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, visit www.bgcs.org.