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Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon 2021 Fall Gala: Honoring The View Host Sunny Hostin, Area Business and Community Leaders and Youth of the Year

  • October 20, 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon will honor The View Host Sunny Hostin, along with area business and community leaders and 2021/2022 Youth of the Year at their annual Fall Benefit Gala, to be hosted online on Wednesday, October 20th. The virtual event program will honor Ms. Hostin with the inaugural Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon Smart Girl Award for serving as a model for aspiring young women as they participate in a national Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) initative created to help them further their educational, life, and career goals.  

This event will also honor Lowes Moore, Upstate NY Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee and former Executive Director of Development, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Dawna Michelle Fields, Director Operations & Community Affairs -North America -Bright Smiles, Bright Futures at Colgate-Palmolive, Corporate Citizen Award; Irene & Richard Gossett, founder and CEO RDG Global, Family Community Service Award; Feeding Westchester, Community Partner Award; and Jah’kell Hancock, Youth of the Year Award.  Jah’kell will receive a $1000 scholarship from the Club.

“We would like to thank our community and our Board, led by event co-chairs Laura R. Lavan and Joe Roberto, for their continued support in offering educational programs and experiences for our kids to enjoy here at the Club” said Mel Campos, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon. “We are so very grateful to our sponsors and supporters for their unwavering commitment to our mission, as we continue to Build Great Futures for our youth” said Dr. Traci Alexander, Director of Development, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon.

To register for this event visit or for more information contact Hospitality Resource Group at (914) 761-7111 or email

About The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon

The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon offers after school programs for over 1,400 youth in the Mount Vernon community to help them learn and grow in a safe, fun, educational environment. Every day, their dedicated, highly trained staff and volunteers serve youth members with a wide variety of engaging, interactive activities and programs to help them improve their self- esteem, develop positive values, and achieve their highest potential in academic success. The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information, contact Mel Campos, Chief Executive Officer, at 914 668-9580 or visit

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