The 2022 Supercharged Gala — our first in person celebration of Futures Ignite since 2019 and since rebranding from Friends of WHEELS — was a huge success. WHEELS students Jociel and Osmairy emceed the event, with support from student director, Rose. And our 16 student ambassadors connected with guests and shared more about our work. Guests enjoyed music from Erika the DJ and a festive, vibrant multigenerational evening.
We honored Peggy Shepard for her work organizing Manhattan communities to advocate for environmental justice; Anthony (Tony) Curtis for supporting BIPOC employees throughout their careers; and Elaine Rocha, Esq., for her tireless work opening doors for first-generation college students.