Launched in 2009, the Galvanizing Adolescents towards a Legacy of Achievement Award reaffirms BWUA's institutional commitment to civic engagement and corporate social responsibility.

Each year, BWUA honors one local organization whose exemplary work supports, uplifts, and inspires members of our Philadelphia community. The Philadelphia Education Fund served as the inaugural GALA recipient, based on its tireless efforts and results in improving the quality of public education for underserved youth. The Second Annual GALA was awarded to ACHIEVEability for its noteworthy efforts to eliminate poverty through a comprehensive and sustained program of action. Our Third Annual GALA honored the Philadelphia Student Union, for their dynamic, visionary & student-led efforts that have galvanized countless Philadelphia youth to take ownership of their education through hands-on advocacy and student-leader development.