Spark 2020 Gala
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The annual Spark Foundation Gala is a spectacular evening celebrating philanthropy at its very best. The Spark 2020 features acclaimed stand up comedian, John Heffron and local humanitarian Paul Christensen.
After emerging victorious in the second season of NBC’s competition Last Comic Standing, John Heffron has since made repeat appearances on The Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, as well as comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. Audiences of all ages relate to his enthusiastic, hard-won wisdom and family friendly comedy. Rather than mock differences, the Detroit native aims to engage, connect, and enlighten.
This event attracts over 300 business leaders, philanthropists and dignitaries from around the world. Proceeds from the event support Spark's youth education and empowerment programs that teach youth to engage with philanthropy and support humanitarian aid and education for children and refugees worldwide.
We established the Spark Foundation because we believe the most important investment we can make is not in any particular cause, but in our youth. We are curating a new generation of change makers through exposure to global issues and the initiatives and innovators who are working to solve them. Our programs change young people’s perception and knowledge of philanthropy, but also allow students to become global citizens, capable of creating positive change on an international scale.
Check out photos for previous year's galas.