Carmel Gala Raises More Than $75,000 for Carmel Youth Assistance Program

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Thanks to generous sponsors and community support, the Carmel Gala, Design Bright Futures, was a big success for the Carmel Youth Assistance Program (CYAP), which received profits of more than $75,000 from the sold-out event held on April 29 at Ritz Charles.

These funds will be used to help advocates identify and provide community resources to these families such as food and clothing assistance, camp and recreational opportunities, mentor pairings, tutoring, counseling services and more.

Held each April, the Carmel Gala provided an evening of dinner, dancing, ring toss, bike and bling raffle, silent auction and dessert dash for attendees while raising valuable funds to benefit the private, non-profit CYAP organization. More than 350 people gathered to celebrate the work done by the organization in the past year and learn more about what is planned for the future.

The evening was emceed by Carmel Firefighter and Hamilton County Councilor, Tim Griffin and Carmel City Council President, Jeff Worrell. Attendees watched a video generously produced in-kind by Adam Grubb Productions, which highlighted the organization’s work in the city. The event also featured a silent auction and “Dessert Dash” where guests bid on sweets donated by bakeries and sweet shops around Carmel and nearby communities.

The Carmel Gala would not be possible without the support of the generous sponsors who are committed to the mission of CYAP. Thank you to:

Adam Grubb Media
All Things Carmel
Allied Solutions
American Structurepoint
Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield
Carmel City Council
Carmel Monthly 
CBIZ Somerset
Church, Church, Hittle + Antrim
City Clerk’s Office
City of Carmel
Dr. Anita Joshi
Dr. Bob Youkilis, Northside ENT
Evans Audio-Visual
F.A. Wilhelm Construction
First Mile Security
Friends of NextGear Capital/John Wick
Future Velo
Glen and Stacey Pomeroy
Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market
Kite Realty & Kimley-Horn
Krieg DeVault, LLP
Marc’s Brain Gang
Metalmark Fine Jewelry
Northview Church
Oak Street Funding
PIP Printers
Ritz Charles
Solential Energy
Tammy Thornbury
Telamon Corporation and Telamon Enterprise Ventures
The Cat
United Consulting
Wallack Somers & Haas, P.C.
Wilkinson Brothers

The Carmel Youth Assistance Program was founded in 2015 to serve as an early intervention advocate for youth ages 3-17 throughout Carmel who are facing challenging life circumstances. Since its inception, CYAP has served more than 1,100 children in Carmel. CYAP is one of six organizations under the umbrella of the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program, which was founded in 2009.

Each Youth Assistance Program has the same mission to serve their respective communities around the county including Fishers, Hamilton Heights, Noblesville, Sheridan and Westfield. CYAP’s Early Intervention Advocates work with local schools, police, fire, and other community leaders to accept referrals of youth and families in need. Advocates identify community resources available to these families such as food and clothing assistance, camp and recreational opportunities, mentor pairings, tutoring, and counseling services.

Date: May 31, 2023

Contact: Nancy Heck
(317) 571-2474 or [email protected]

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