The 9th Annual Resolve Gala: A Recap

On Thursday, October 11th, The Resolution Project hosted its 9th Annual Resolve Gala at the Harvard Club of New York City, celebrating ten years of supporting Fellows as they create meaningful impact around the world.

The event featured live and silent auctions, an open bar, and a performance by Grammy Award-winning American hip hop trio Naughty By Nature with surprise special appearances by Dres from Black Sheep and world-class beatboxer Rahzel. The World of Sustainability exhibit was another highlight of the evening, showcasing seven social ventures through interactive installations ranging from portable, earthquake-resistant school structures to a creative display of the yarn that will be used by socially marginalized women in Greece, to renewable energy education in the United States. The live and silent auctions were Resolution’s most successful to date, and the event raised $400,000 overall that will go directly toward supporting Resolution Fellows and their ventures.

Resolution’s co-founders each took to the stage to address the audience, drawing attention to the incredible impact — over 1.5 million beneficiaries — Fellows have achieved in ten years, as well as to their future trajectories as lifelong leaders. These remarks were followed up by testimonials from two current Fellows in attendance, Camila Mendez (class 8) and Sam Peurifoy (class 7).

“Resolution is an organization that’s about people and relationships. The Resolve Gala is always such an amazing opportunity to assemble members of our global community in one space,” said CEO and co-founder George Tsiatis about the event. “After ten years, we continue to be inspired by the incredible impact of our Fellows and the dedication of our volunteers in supporting them. We are deeply grateful for our Fellows’ leadership and for the leadership of all of the supporters, attendees, and sponsors!”

Sponsors of the event included Aramark, Macquarie Group, Hatzimemos/Libby, Mastercard, DuPont, White & Case, Perkins Coie, JPMorgan Chase, and Kirkland & Ellis.