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United Way of the Piedmont Youth Leaders

Emerge is proud to join the 1831 Gala

Grant Details

Applications were taken for a new grant cycle. The criteria consisted of the non-profit being either a new entity or having a new program that seeks to better the Spartanburg community. The 1831 Gala committee is happy to announce our new partnership with Emerge Family Therapy. We are extremely excited to partner with them over the next three years to help grow their Mental Wellness Resource Group in area high schools. See additional details about Emerge and Mental Wellness Resource Group below.


From its founding in 1831 to present day, Spartanburg has a long history of philanthropy. As the community continues its energizing growth, young residents support the local organizations that make Spartanburg great. This year with partnerships between United Way of the Piedmont Young Leaders, Spartanburg Young Professionals, and some Junior Members of the Piedmont Club, we are pleased to announce the 5th annual edition of the 1831 Gala. The Gala will be held Friday January 24, 2020 at the Piedmont Club from 8PM - 12AM.

The event will bring all Spartanburg young leaders together for a formal night of fare prepared by the Piedmont club and music from Black and Blue Experience. The event will be focused on raising funds and awareness to support the efforts of Emerge Family Therapy.

Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by the Piedmont Club and an open bar. The attire for the 1831 Gala will be black tie optional. On behalf of the 1831 Gala committee, we hope you will join us for this event which is sure to be a great time for a great cause!

check out the band
Black and Blue Experience

Emerge Family Therapy

Proceeds generated by the 1831 Gala will be used by EMERGE Family Therapy Center and Teaching Clinic to expand an existing high school program, Mental Wellness Resources Group, into another high school in our area. This program has been in place at Byrnes High School for four years, and is highly recommended by teachers and students alike. It provides students in need the opportunity to learn life skills and to participate in therapeutic exercises crucial to mental health and wellness. It is implemented by EMERGE Clinical Fellows, who are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Interns in EMERGE’s Post Degree Institute. Lessons occur within the academic setting with teachers present, once a week for one semester. It benefits students who oftentimes do not otherwise have access to mental health services, and provides a safe space for students, therapists, and teachers to engage. The classroom setting is a specialized experience for Clinical Fellows, offering the opportunity to develop expertise in working with teenagers. Many students reported to have acquired skills in “understanding emotions”, “coping and self-control”, “boundaries”, and more. This program parallels their mission to train therapists, provide quality, affordable counseling, and strengthen our community. 


Check Presentation

Over the past three years, 1831 Gala generated $39,550 for Upstate Warrior Solution, a nonprofit organization connecting current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families to local resources and opportunities.

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Photos from last years event

Enjoying last years event
Enjoying last years event

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