Recognizing the Greatest Champions of Social Progress

The CLASSY Awards

With Your Hosts

Elizabeth Gore
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, United Nations Foundation
Grammy-Nominated Musician, Tech Creative, & Founder, Summit on the Summit

Special Appearances By

Adam Garone
Co-Founder & CEO,
Special Address
Todd Gloria
City Council President,
City of San Diego
Host Committee
Rachel Cohen Gerrol
Executive Director,
PVBLIC Foundation
Human Rights & Social Justice Services
Chris Helfrich
United Nations Foundation's
Nothing But Nets Campaign
Health Services
Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO,
The Humane Society of the United States
Animal & Wildlife Welfare
Darrell Scott
Rachel's Challenge
Disaster Relief & Public Safety
Premal Shah
Poverty & Hunger Relief
Shiza Shahid
Co-Founder & CEO,
The Malala Fund
Educational Advancement
Kathleen Schwille
VP, Educational Design & Development,
National Geographic
Environmental Protection
Col. David Sutherland
US Army (Ret.) & Chairman, Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services
Active Duty & Veterans Services
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A Weekend Experience

The CLASSY Awards is held annually in San Diego, CA. The weekend recognizes social achievement and encourages the brightest minds in the social sector to engage in conversation around social problems and solutions.

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The Collaborative

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3

The Collaborative

The Collaborative is a two-day event that brings together hundreds of the top social innovators to share ideas around driving social progress.

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Classy Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 3

Classy Awards Ceremony

The CLASSY Awards is the largest social impact awards ceremony in the country. The red-carpet event will announce the 8 CLASSY Award winners live on stage.

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Of the 25 Cause Categories

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Meet the Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is the final judging body for the CLASSY Awards winners. Their unique perspective and valuable insight establishes this recognition as one of the highest honors in the social sector.

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Thanks to our Partners

The CLASSY Awards would not be possible without the generous support from all of our dedicated sponsors and partners.

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