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Spartanburg YP
United Way of the Piedmont Youth Leaders
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Out of concern for the health and safety of our community, the 2021 1831 Gala has been cancelled. We look forward to continuing this tradition in the years to come. 


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.

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. 

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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. 


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Over the past four years, 1831 Gala generated $51,000 for Upstate Warrior Solution and Emerge Family Therapy.

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

  • BB&T
  • Belle Magazine
  • Milliken

Silver Sponsors:

  • AFL Global
  • Bell Laundry
  • Harper Corporation General Contractors
  • Lee & Associates
  • McMillian Pazdan Smith Archetecture
  • PWC
  • Teague Studios
  • The Palmetto Mortgage Group
  • Vic Bailey Volkswagen
  • WJ Partners

Photos from last years event

Enjoying the Gala
Gala 2018

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