Join us for an extraordinary evening of dinner and dancing on Wednesday, June 14th at Urban Tech’s 2017 Annual Gala Awards Dinner.


Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer at New York State's Common Retirement Fund, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama's Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Don Lowery, Senior Vice President Community Engagement at Nielsen.


During last year’s gala, we celebrated innovators who are changing the future for our children.

Urban Tech’s 2016 Innovators were featured in a special publication entitled, “Celebrating Innovators,” where we highlighted their commitment to our shared mission of changing the game in technology by creating new solutions for students as well as the many under-resourced communities that we serve.

Urban Tech invites you to celebrate our honorees by sponsoring, attending and/or featuring your firm or organization in our dinner publication.


The National Urban Technology Center, Inc.

The National Urban Technology Center, Inc. (Urban Tech) develops educational curricula and services for building social and emotional skills, for improving academic skills, and financial and digital literacy skills for underserved youth. Through its Youth Leadership Academy® (YLA) courses, students develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. >>Learn More

  • Vicki Fuller

    NY State's Common Retirement Fund


    Vicki Fuller is Chief Investment Officer for New York State’s Common Retirement Fund. As of December 31, 2016, the estimated value of the Fund was $186 billion. Under the direction of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Fuller is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies to ensure that the Fund remains one of the best-funded and best-managed public pension plans in the country...

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    Don Lowery is Senior Vice President, Community Engagement, for Nielsen, a global performance measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information. In that role, he develops and executes Nielsen’s strategy for outreach to diverse communities to ensure the company’s panels and surveys accurately represent national and local populations...

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  • Valerie Jarrett
    Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs


    Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls...

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