Party for PYD is an event dedicated to raising program funds and increasing awareness of the power of mentoring and inclusion. Together, let’s celebrate our youth, honorees, successes and partnerships. Guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, appetizers, refreshments, live music, a youth performance, and more.
For in-person attendees, all visitors are required to be vaccinated. Masks are optional. Our host, EY, will require names and email addresses of all in-person attendees to send each a COVID self-certification email prior to the event. The completion of self-certification will be required to receive access to the building. Additionally, all visitors must show proof of vaccination upon entry.
Klare Shaw has dedicated over 30 years in philanthropy and left an indelible mark on the City of Boston. Her leadership at The Boston Globe Foundation, The Barr Foundation, EdVestors, Boston Public Schools, and Liberty Mutual Foundation contributed significantly to the nonprofit sector in the fields of disability inclusion, education, arts & culture, racial equity, and food security. She is active on several boards most notably the Urban Farming Institute of Boston, BEDF, New England Black in Philanthropy and the League of Women for Community Service.
Harvard Law School Project on Disabilities (HPOD) provides human rights training and education, facilitates the development of international law and policy, encourages inclusive development practices, shares technical assistance on strategic litigation, and stimulates new thinking about the abilities of persons with disabilities and their human rights.
Oswald Mondejar Innovator Award
Josh Blue is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian whose work embodies the spirit of this award. Through humor, he explores meaningful and authentic reflections on his lived experience and those of the broader disability community. While entertaining audiences and spreading laughter around the globe, Josh is breaking down barriers and stereotypes of people with disabilities.