United to Inspire Awards Gala & Fundraiser



Please join I Am My Sister as we honor twelve community influencers inspiring youth to pursue their goals and passion while making a significant impact in their respective professional field at our 2017 United to Inspire Awards and Fundraising Gala. The “United to Inspire” Awards honors individuals, organizations and corporations in the Long Island and New York Tri-State area creatively empowering youth as leaders and change agents.

This elegant Black & White event will be hosted at Jericho Terrace in Mineola, NY, on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 7:00 PM. The event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and an amazing program showcase. We are thrilled to have former I Am My Sister Board Member and Buffalo NY’s WBLK Radio Personality Yasmin Young as the Mistress of Ceremony. Our Keynote Speaker for the evening will be New York’s own Cheryl Wills, award-winning television anchor and correspondent for New York 1 News. In addition, Cheryl contributes to Essence.com, blogs for The Huffington Post, and is also the author of Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale.

We will also preview our New Youth Workforce Development Program, “The Attic NY” Pop-Up Shop. Vendor Opportunities available for clothes and accessories that are geared toward teens.

The event will have 250+ guest; sponsorship, vendor, and journal advertisement opportunities available. For additional information visit us online at www.iAmMySister.org or email info@iAmMySister.org.

Special Guest (click on image to view full size)

2017 United to Inspire Award Honorees (click on image to view full size)

Vendor Opportunities (click on image to view full size)

The sneak peek of “The Attic NY” Pop-Up Shop will give the 250+ guest a visual of the new Youth Workforce Development Program while allowing them to shop for clothes and accessories by local designers from cities in and around our program areas (NYC Tri-State Area, MD, VA, DC, GA, NC and SC).

About the Vendor Opportunity:

I Am My Sister is seeking vendors with merchandise geared towards teens and young adults (males and females) to display in the event Pop-Up Shop.

Merchandise will be displayed in the shop and showcased via a model during the event; however, you will not be stationed with your merchandise. If you chose to attend the event, you must purchase an event ticket separately. We will have an inventory and coding system in place to ensure items are secure for purchasing.


This is a great opportunity for local business owners looking to expand their clientele, as well as web based businesses and local designers outside of the Long Island and New York Tri-State area looking to sell and market their merchandise to a broader market without the added travel expenses.

Participating vendors will receive the following:

  • Product showcase to the 250+ guest
  • Model showcasing merchandise throughout the event
  • 1/4 page black and white ad in the souvenir journal which is distributed to 250+ guest ($80 value; journal ad size upgrade available)
  • Business along with photos and link to website feature on all i Am My Sister, i Am My Brother and “The Attic NY” social media pages as well as on the i Am My Sister website from the time of vendor purchase until 30 days from the event.

About the Program:

“The Attic NY” Pop-Up Shop

“Shopping RE-DEFINED”

“The Attic NY” Pop-Up Shop is an innovative program that connects shopping with academic incentives, mentoring, skill development, and access to employment opportunities for high school students in the Long Island and NYC Tri-State Area.

Program Implementation is set for September 2018.


Vendor Cost: $250.00

Event Ticket Cost (optional): $150.00

We have limited space available; if you would like additional information or to request an application for consideration eEmail info@theatticny.org or call 347-451-9220 for additional information. 




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