7 Youths Wow the Crowd at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Gala

The Event: Celebrate Youth Gala: An Enchanted Evening

The Cause: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Event Date: March 4, 2023

Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Presenting Sponsor: Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

Youth of the Year Finalists: Bella from Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch | Rose from Lehi Branch | Caden from Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch | Marie from Red Mountain Branch | Yvonne from Thunderbirds Branch | Amelia from Vestar Branch | Jaylin from Virginia G. Piper Branch

Chair: Andrea Robertson

Dollars Raised: $1 million

Entertainment: Violinist & singer/songwriter Bruce Kirkwood 

Emcee: Javier Soto

Auctioneer: Trey Morris

Notable Moments: The seven outstanding youth finalists were each selected by their Club for their community service, academics and leadership. After each of them shared their inspirational stories throughout the evening, a very special announcement was made: Jaylin Wilson, an eight-year member, was chosen as the 2023 Youth of the Year competition winner, and now she will go on to compete at the state level next month.

Photos courtesy of Yeung Photography

Youth of the Year finalists Caden, Marie, Jaylin, Bella, Rose, Amelia & Yvonne
Tony & Ashley Simeonov, Steve & Veronica Anderson with Ramona & Mark Jennings
Dr. Ryan Wait, Dr. Kyle Gowrys, Dr. Ashley Howarth & Dr. Sam Swainhart
Traci Poulsen, Sara Donaldson & Morgan Barrick
Nate & Carrie Ehinger with Kathy & Mike Bosco
Jen & Nick Kolesar
Skyler Badenoch, president and CEO Ivan Gilreath with Mary Ellen McKee
Garrette & Tiffany Backie with Kristyn & Matt Brandenburg
Martha Parsons & Marianne Guenther
Ivan, Mia, Nicole, Jerome & Rita Gilreath
Ellen & Greg Kilroy
Live auction
The Champagne wall greeted guests as they arrived
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