Thank You for Attending Words and Art that Change the World on May 16th

Changing Worlds Annual Benefit - Words & Art that Change the World - was attended by 300 people and raised $100,000 for youth arts, cultural and literacy programs. We would like to thank our guests, volunteers, staff, teaching artists, literacy specialists, teachers, students performers, honorees, Associate Board, Board of Directors and especially our sponsors. Stay tuned for photographs and another opportunity to purchase the art displayed at the event and created by youth, including the comic book compilation featuring Butterfly Girl.

Meet our JoAnn Beck and Joseph B. Glossberg Student Leader Awardees featured in the video below.


Adtalem Global Education

Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

Lucy & Peter Ascoli

Ariel Investments

Avalon Trust Company

Richard & JoAnn Beck

Kay Berkson & Sidney Hollander



Gofen & Glossberg, LLC

Brian & Carla Hahn

Stuart Hannay & Cait Hardie

Kimberlee S. Herold

Sharon Hidalgo

Adrianne Mazura & John Ryan

Neuberger Berman

Jason & Christine Osborn

Mark Rodriguez & John Borrero

Vicki & Tom Samuels

Bradley & Kristin Sheftel

Christen Bollig Summers

Trillium Asset Management

Winston & Strawn LLP

Shepard Schwartz & Harris, LLP

Upcoming Events


Founder Kay Berkson
Launches Archive Project

Coming soon, we will be hosting a historic event to showcase the archive project and take people on a journey through the past 20 years. We are awaiting confirmation on the location where the precious archives will be housed and will announce this soon. For the event we will reach out to the Changing Worlds alumni including students, staff, Board members, volunteers and supporters and also engage our current and new supporters. The dedication everyone has expressed towards the development of our programs is unparalleled, and we are excited to celebrate all of our accomplishments. Stay tuned for more details! 



Honor the past. Celebrate the present. Create the future.