New Dawn Gala


“Investing In Our Future”
2nd Black-Tie Gala

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Amazing inspiration and on-the-spot commitments to join in the efforts flowed through the ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in Concord on April 28, 2018, as New Dawn Vallejo Corporation held our second black-tie gala.  Over 200 community members gathered to celebrate the great accomplishments of the New Dawn Vallejo Corporation and the event’s honorees.  New Dawn Vallejo Corporation also introduced its new Executive Director, Stacey Bowman.

Gala attendees had an opportunity to hear keynote speeches from three students who participated in iBall Vallejo®(Late Night Basketball) program, including the iCheer component of the program, the Summer of Success program, participation in Black Girls Code at Salesforce in San Francisco,  and the Summer Math Institute funded by California State University, Bakersfield.

New Dawn Vallejo Corporation, borne from the vision of Reverend Dante R. Quick, is poised to be the non-profit that builds strong collaborations with various city and county departments and agencies to lead the efforts toward urban renewal in Solano County, literally and figuratively. “To ensure success and sustainability, we have formed multiple strategic partnerships to stimulate renewal and revitalization in the greater Vallejo area. We will forever enhance the self-esteem of our city, which has suffered from a low self-image for too long” says Reverend Dante R. Quick.

Each of the programs is uniquely designed to have a lasting impact on Solano County citizens and to provide them guidance and access to live-changing opportunities.   The net proceeds from the gala are used to support the New Dawn Vallejo Corporation programs and initiatives.

New Dawn Vallejo Corporation Gala participants also had a chance to honor the Crystal Award recipient – Price Simms Auto Group, and the “Community Investor Solano County” award recipients:

Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent, Vallejo City Unified School District

Brenton Garrick, Sergeant, Vallejo Police Department

Jacqueline M. Mimms, AVP, California State University Bakersfield                                             

Reverend Dr. Carroll Broadfoot, Pastor Emeritus, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Osby Davis, Esq., Former Mayor, City of Vallejo

Ida Barbour, Mother, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Senator Bill Dodd, California’s 3rd State Senate District

Alfred Lee, Deacon, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

“Light In Darkness, Servant Leader Award” recipient:

Yolanda Jackson-Thomas, Board Member, New Dawn Vallejo Corporation


Reverend Dr. Dante Quick states, “We are truly thankful to all of our sponsors for supporting our efforts to improve and enhance the lives of our Solano County community and its citizens.  The “Community Investors – Solano County” are leaders in their respective fields who show us that humility and courage are essential to the success of any collaborative efforts”.

Gala Chair and New Dawn Vallejo Corporation Board of Directors member Yolanda Jackson-Thomas Esq. states, “We want everyone to know that our community is strong and united and that we recognize the game-changers for successful leaders are opportunity and influence/power.  We at New Dawn Vallejo Corporation plan to be the premiere community-based organization in Vallejo dedicated to creating opportunities and building influence.”

To Our Sponsors, Thank You!