Gregory Williams (l), and Paola Paez

Two youth advocates will be among the honorees at our 2018 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on Tuesday, October 9 in New York City.

Gregory Williams and Paola Paez are alumni of the NYAGV Education Fund’s ReAction Youth Program and graduates of City-As High School in Manhattan. Paez is a Bronx native and completed high school in three years. Williams lives in Harlem and was the first to participate in NYAGV’s new summer fellowship program.

Both honorees have lost loved ones to gun violence and are determined to make their communities safer. After the Parkland mass shooting, they led their high school’s walk-out and joined Youth Over Guns (YOG), a youth-led initiative committed to empowering people of color to fight gun violence. In June, Paez and Williams helped lead YOG in a march over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Additional Benefit honorees include Edward Skyler, Citi’s Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, and Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney.

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The NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction benefits youth and community programs to reduce gun violence. Donations are tax-deductible to the full amount allowable by law.