The Scholarship Gala
SAVE THE DATE: July 17, 2022
“Healing by Any Means Necessary”
Tickets are not available for the gala yet.
More information to come.
Springfield, MA – On March 6th, 2021, Wellness for the Culture hosted the “One Day You Will Live” Scholarship Gala with a twist – a luxury virtual celebration, complete with formal wear, special delivery food and drinks, and of course, encouragement and inspiration to LIVE!
The next gala will take place on March 5th 2022. More details to come.
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Previous Gala Speakers
The One Day You Will Live Scholarship Committee curated a night full of inspiration, hope, and great expectation! They hosted some amazing speakers and performers that helped deliver messages of validation, vulnerability, and transparency. What a great way to promote Suicidal Prevention!
Founder of PureSpark
Crystal Senter Brown
Actress, Writer, Casting Director, Author, and Spoken Word Artist
Crystal Senter-Brown has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Vibe
Rachel Symone Gilliam
Podcast Host, Creator of Daily Rae, and Unapologetic Reset
Rachel Symone Gilliam runs an online platform centered around owning her grief and encouraging others to live their best life on purpose. She is a bone marrow transplant survivor and became a widow at the young age of 25 after losing her husband to spinal cancer. Because of the storms she’s walked through, she is no stranger to heartache, loss, or the process of returning to yourself after trauma.
Though grief has become her lifelong companion, she also has made space for joy again and she invites her readers to follow along and believe that you can live a life that holds space for both pain and happiness.
Rachel is the host of the Rosè with Rae podcast — a podcast for around the table & real-life conversations, founder of Unapologetic Womxnhood — a community-led by Black women and created for all women to show up as your whole self unapologetically, and creator of Daily Rae — daily text encouragement to guide you on your journey to self.
She lives life in Dallas, TX, never says no to a glass of rosè, and is a fierce protector of her joy, rest, and emotional well-being.
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Previous Gala Schedule
5:30- 6:00 Registration, Waiting Room
Opening MC: Nieisha Deed
Reading of our mission and purpose
Followed by a Video Presentation
Message from our Sponsors
Poetry Reciting : Crystal Senter Brown
MC: Introduction of the Speaker
Keynote Presentation : Rachel Symone Gilliam
Introduction and acceptance speeches from Awardees
Tony Cen Cen
A Toast to LIFE
Closing Remarks: Founder Whitney Dodds
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Do you know someone who pushes through despite the odds? Someone with a bright future but has had a rough start? Encourage them to apply to the scholarship, their faces could be here! Application Deadline Friday, December 17, 2021 11:59 PM.
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