Celebration of Leadership 2021


GSAFE’s 2021 25th Annual Celebration of Leadership

Saturday, June 26, 2021

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Join GSAFE for our 25th Annual Celebration of Leadership wherein we honor high school seniors and one Educator of the Year for their LGBTQ+ activism across Wisconsin.

The event will be OUTSIDE this year, held on the rooftop of Monona Terrace!  Seating will not be assigned or reserved. Our event will feature a mix of auditorium-style seating and smaller tables with light hors d’oeuvres to eat.

DJ Martinez M White will be spinning handmade tunes throughout the night, including a dance following the conclusion of our awards program.

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now. Prices go up at Noon on June 11th!


Ticketing and Donation Page

Online ticketing is now open! Please click here to purchase tickets or make a donation. Please consider becoming a monthly donor in honor of our 25th anniversary.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Community Shares of Wisconsin, Jim Hartman State Farm Insurance, Liz Lauer Realty, Natalie Hinckley Productions, Our Lives Magazine, Summit Credit Union, University of Wisconsin Madison and UW Credit Union.

 Silent Auction Donations

A key part of our fundraising efforts is our silent auction at Celebration of Leadership.  We welcome in-kind donations of a variety of items that range in price from $10-$1,000. As a silent auction donor, you and your business will be publicly recognized for choosing to invest in our community and in the lives of our young people.  You will also gain business exposure from over 500 attendees. To donate an item to our silent auction, please email or call Rae@gsafewi.org or (608) 661-4141.


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“Some of the boys used the expression ‘No Homo’ when playing a game and I immediately talked to them about what that phrase means and how it is offensive. GSAFE’s training prepared me to intervene in that moment.”

After school program staff