Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Pg. B2
Sam Pizarro, The Mercury News, firstname.lastname@example.org
There won’t be an empty seat in the house Aug. 25 when educator and entrepreneur Stedman Graham — probably best known to the world as Oprah Winfrey’s partner — delivers the keynote at Unity Care Group’s seventh annual YouthLive! Gala on Aug. 25. The nonprofit announced that it has sold out the event at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, which marks its 25th anniversary of helping foster kids who have aged out of the system.
“When we opened our first home for foster youth 25 years ago, I could not have envisioned growing to serve over 7,500 youth and family members each year,” Unity Care Group CEO Andre Chapman said. “We have helped transform the lives of tens of thousands of our community’s most vulnerable youth, putting them on a path to self-sufficiency and a brighter future.”
The evening, featuring youth speakers and musical performances, will also honor ROD-L Electronics founder and CEO Roy Clay Sr. as this year’s Community Champion, for his philanthropic efforts and his longtime support of Unity Care.