Dream Makers Celebration

CYC’s 2018 Dream Makers Celebration

Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for helping us make our 15th Annual Dream Makers Celebration the most successful ever! We are excited to share that with your help we exceeded our goal!


Honorary Chair, Kent Wellington

Departing CEO, Jane Keller

Our 2018 Dream Makers Celebration was held on October 4th at Music Hall Ballroom. The evening was a huge success, and we owe it all to our Dream Makers! We are proud to say that, in many respects, this may have been our best Dream Makers ever! We set attendance and revenue records with 450 guests and achieved our goal of $210,000 in funds raised! The night had multiple highlights, with the biggest being a wonderful spotlight on our student, staff and alumni success stories. Led by our high-energy master of ceremonies, Regina Carswell-Russo, we were able to celebrate both Kent Wellington as Honorary Chair and departing CEO Jane Keller! There was also an action-packed Live Auction and Paddle Raise led by auctioneer-extraordinaire Susan Johnson. 

The highlight of the evening was hearing from CYC outstanding students and alumni who shared their stories of overcoming tremendous obstacles and achieving their dreams. Their stories of hope and success touched the hearts of all who were there. If you missed this year’s gala, please take a moment to watch our 2018 Outstanding Student Award and CYC Pathways to Hope video which we debuted the night of Dream Makers. These incredible films were produced by Steve Zugelter of Zoog Media.

Watch the CYC videos from the celebration: 2018 Dream Makers Celebration Videos

                                                        See our photos from the celebration: 2018 Dream Makers Celebration Photo Album


Thank you to the support of our generous 2018 sponsors




Dean’s List




Messer WeAreBuilding Logo Green Pantone


Honor Roll




Media Sponsor



Daniel and Laura
Keller Family Scholarship
Kroger Truepoint




















Preston Brown Foundation



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