AUCD for All 2021 Virtual Gala: Celebrating 50 Years of Leadership: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Join us for our virtual 2021 AUCD for ALL Gala to celebrate 50 years of leadership as well as amplify the voices of current and future leaders. See the About page for more information on AUCD’s 50th, the Sponsors page for our list of current Sponsors, and the Support AUCD page to learn how you can be a sponsor or support AUCD in other ways. The AUCD virtual Gala is free to all! We look forward to celebrating with you on April 14th and come back to this website for more information as we confirm honorees and other planning details.

Watch Highlights for the 2021 Gala:

View and download the Gala Participant Toolkit here:

Tool Kit for Virtual Gala April 14_2021

Virtual Event Details:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

7:00pm – Virtual social hour and networking on zoom – be sure to register here!
8:00pm – Virtual Program and Honoree Recognition on Facebook and YouTube public platforms
9:00pm – Close

8pm Program:
Tawara Goode (AUCD Board President & DC UCEDD) – welcome
John Tschida – welcome and committee/sponsor thank you’s
George Jesien (past AUCD ED) – AUCD history and important contributors
Carol Salas (AUCD Board & PR UCEDD) – Emcee and program start
Honoree Karen Irick (Jeiri Flores and Richard Ferrante intro)
Tim Shriver – featured speaker (Shawn Aleong intro)
Honoree Rep. Blunt Rochester (Bill Kiernan intro)
Gala entertainment – Peter Ogik
John Tschida – talk about AUCD current impact and moving forward
Carol Salas – program close

The Gala Social Hour will provide both American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access in Realtime (CART) captioning. The Gala program includes ASL, CART captioning and Audio Description (AD).