Atlas Corps Community Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion at Annual Gala

To the Fellows in the room, you give us hope. Your passion to change the world and to leave a positive mark will make it a better place!

-Dr. Rohini Anand, recipient of the 2019 Atlas Corps Global Changemaker Award

Dr. Rohini Anand, second from right, receives the Atlas Corps Changemaker Award accompanied by her family and Atlas Corps Founder & CEO Scott Beale.

Exactly! Atlas Corps Fellows inspire hope combined with a passion to improve our world. Fellows are the heart of Atlas Corps. When Scott Beale founded Atlas Corps in 2006, it was this realization that motivated him and a small group of confidants to embark on this unforgettable journey that is now Atlas Corps—a thriving community of 750 professionals from 95 countries who have served at more than 250 organizations AND the thousands of individuals who support them. On Saturday, November 16, friends and Fellows gathered to celebrate these achievements at the Atlas Corps Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion Gala at Eaton DC.

Atlas Corps Fellows, Concillia (Zimbabwe) and Irma (Indonesia) and Mariam (Georgia), prepare to welcome guests to the Gala!

This annual event is an opportunity to showcase the talents of the Atlas Corps community while also generating valuable support for the organization. Highlights of Saturday’s event included:


The 2019 theme, “celebrate diversity and inclusion,” is inspired by the corps values of Atlas Corps. As an organization, Atlas Corps values and thrives because of diversity. Diverse perspectives foster the development of better ideas and more effective solutions for tackling social challenges. We also strongly value inclusivity. True inclusivity means actively engaging and including the voices and perspectives of individuals from different races, ethnicities, and religions, as well as of different socioeconomic status, gender, sexual identity, and more. To learn more about our Fellow network, we invite you to meet them at fellows.atlascorps.org.

Fellow Chris (Nigeria, Host: Susan G. Komen) captured the energies of the night in a social media post, “It was a beautiful gathering of committed everyday humans who are contributing their quota to changing the world and making it a better place.”

The Gala also generated valuable support for Atlas Corps as we try to achieve our goal of raising $100,000 before the end of the year. Thanks to the generosity of the attendees Atlas Corps has almost achieved our goal. Learn more at donate.atlascorps.org!

In addition to the attendees, Atlas Corps sends a special thank you to our Board, Host Committee, and Sponsors for an inspiring evening.

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(pictured l to r) Host Committee members Kate Beale and Doug Maguire join the celebration alongside Atlas Corps Founder & CEO Scott Beale and Board member Spencer Gerrol for an unforgettable evening!

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