“As I Am” Gala

Past Event

​​The 6th Annual KNOWAutism Gala was held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at The Hilton Americas. The 2020 Gala theme, “AS I AM,” was all about the power of acceptance and inclusion. This event was a celebration of community, connection, and collaboration. Thank you to all who joined us!

We honored Hallie Vanderhider with the 2020 KNOWAutism Humanitarian Award for their extraordinary dedication to the betterment of our community and significant contributions to improving quality of life for all. We also recognized a new group of KNOWAutism Ambassadors selected for their volunteerism, professional leadership, and community service. These Ambassadors work to promote our cause and serve as advocates for autism awareness. Thank you Joan and Bob Duff, Miya Shay and Gene Wu for chairing the gala and Margaret Alkek Williams as our honorary chair. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities on future events, please email info@ka2.flywheelsites.com

The evening included a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, musical performance by Melissa Manchester, surprise guests, and more. The Gala was our largest event of the year, providing us with the funding and resources we need to carry out our mission to improve the lives of children with autism. By purchasing a table, tickets, or making a donation at any of our events, you will be playing an essential role in ensuring the success of the event and the continued expansion of our work.​

This event was truly a celebration of community, connection, and collaboration. Thank you again for all of you who attended and showed your support!