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For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Click here to learn more about the Youth Of The Year program!


Join us for the Southwest Virtual Youth of the Year Experience!

June 3, 2021 at 7:00pm CDT

pre-show starts at 6:30pm CDT


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National
National
Mondelez Logo
Diamond
AT&T Logo
Diamond
AT&T Logo
Diamond
Gold
BNSF
Gold

Kat Kirk
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Wayne Sanders

Gold

Nancy & Vivek Sankaran

Gold
Silver
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Silver

Judith & Wayne Allen

Silver
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Silver
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Silver
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Bronze

Georgia-Pacific Cellulose

Bronze

ZT Corporate

Benefactor

Domtar
Martin Ellen
Fidelity Investments
Grand Rounds

Benefactor

Merrill Lynch
Optum + UnitedHealthcare
Salesforce
Sewell Christy & Steven Williams

Contributor

Acorn Growth Companies
Amsted Industries
Anjali Nair
Anji Mittal
A-Plus Meetings & Incentives

Contributor

April Manson
Boss Fight Entertainment
Christina Menendez
Cigna
Cynthia Tucker

Contributor

Debra Hunter Johnson
Decker Communications
DirectPath
Elizabeth Daigle
Julie Chisum

Contributor

Kathleen Block
Kisha Quinn
Komal Ohri
Lindsay Reeves
Lisa Montgomery

Contributor

Loren Wohfield
Melissa Ferjuste
Natalia Kontorovsky
Natalie Thompson Greco
NBA

Contributor

Patrick Means
Sarah Maxwell
Shannon Llewellyn
Stephanie & David Russakov
Tonia Kyles

Contributor

Valerie Dillion
Vishal Sibal
VSA Partners

Sponsorships

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Review our Sponsorship Proposal

Click here to download a PDF guide outlining our program and sponsorship proposal.

Select your Engagement

Look closely at our engagement opportunities and the impact they'll have for both you and our Youth of the Year program.

Contact us to finalize

Send a quick email to Le Ta or call 254-855-3759. If you would like to pay your sponsorship by credit card right now, just click here!

Your Host: Paula Faris

Paula Faris is an Emmy-Award winning journalist, podcaster, speaker and best-selling author of “Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For A Life Of True Calling”.

Faris is currently the host of “The Paula Faris Podcast”. Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of “Good Morning America’s” weekend edition, co-host of “The View” and host of the “Journeys Of Faith” podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, KellyAnne Conway, Tiger Woods, Reese Witherspoon, to the casts of “Star Wars” and “Avengers”.

Faris graduated from Cedarville University (‘97). She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.

2021 Youth Of The Year Committee

* Board of Governor, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
** National Trustee, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

National Trustees, Southwest Region

Taseer Badar

Chairman & CEO
ZT Corporate

Dan Borgen *

President
USD Group, LLC

Andrew Clyde

President & CEO
Murphy USA

Tom Codd

US Managing Partner, Fit for Growth
PwC

David Dunning **

Vice President, Corporate Development and Market Strategy
USD Group LLC

Hunt Harper **

Vice President - Wealth Management, Private Wealth Manager
Merrill Lynch

Karen Ideno

Group Vice President, Private Label - Sales, Product, and Marketing
Toyota

Charlotte Jones Anderson

EVP and Chief Brand Officer
Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Nathan Kroeker

Clint Murchison, III

Chief Executive Officer
Tecon Corporation

Rick Nagel

Managing Partner
Acorn Growth Companies

Kyle Pittenger

SVP of Talent Solutions
Pinnacle Talent Solutions

Mike Wheeler

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer
Fluor Corporation

Tom Williams

Group Vice President, Consumer Products
BNSF Railway Company

Colette Young

President
ExecuMate

* Board of Governor
** National Ambassador

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Your donation to the Youth of the Year program will help us more than you might realize. We work hard to make sure your dollars are used efficiently to help our youth.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or wish to learn more, please contact Le Ta by email or (254) 855-3759.

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can provide books and virtual activities to help 70 kids build their reading skills

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can feed a healthy meal to 285 kids and teens

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can provide a week of homework help to 50 kids and teens

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can provide 5 hours of physical activity and team sports for 100 youth