By Katie Cooke
During the past 3 years, MKTG West has had the pleasure in adopting and partnering with the Bayview Hunters Point Youth Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT). BAYCAT is a non-profit organization that provides access, education, and employment for low-income youth, young adults, and women of color, tackling the lack of diversity in technology and digital media.
After several months of planning, MKTG volunteers helped execute BAYCAT’s 15-year anniversary fundraising gala A Party With Perspective on Saturday, October 5th. The inspiring event was held on the 61st floor of San Francisco’s Salesforce tower, where guests enjoyed an amazing 360-degree panoramic view of the city from the region’s tallest skyscraper.
The space was filled with BAYCAT supporters and people whose lives the org has helped transform over the years. It was powerful to have so many people in the room who believe that changing whom the storytellers are, can change the world.
Villy Wang, BAYCAT’s founder and CEO, gave an incredibly moving speech about BAYCAT’s mission and success stories, where we were reminded once again of the inequalities that are happening right in our own backyard. With MKTG’s help, the organization raised $205,000 that evening, far surpassing their expectations. This was no light effort and we are incredibly proud to be a part of something so meaningful.
Via:: MKTG Blog