Kristen Bell and Josina Anderson join GSD to honor
Sister Survivors with 2018 Humanitarian Award
On Saturday, April 28th
we hosted our biennial Humanitarian Award event at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills .

Although we historically have recognized individuals with the Humanitarian Award, this year we
departed from tradition to honor a group of women who are transforming sport and society.

In recognition of their courage and strength - in the face of great odds - we honored the athletes who spoke up during the trial against Larry Nassar. We also recognized a group of women from the Flairs gym who came out publicly to expose the egregious acts of abuse by their former coach, Doug Boger.

Twenty-three women were present at the event to accept the award on behalf of their other teammates and sister survivors. This powerful event was a celebration of their steadfast determination to end abuse in sport and send a clear message to others who have experienced abuse: You are not alone.

Josina Anderson , Emmy award-winning ESPN reporter, was the Master of Ceremonies. She spoke from the heart and encouraged the honorees and audience to continue using their voices to create change.

Kristen Bell , actress and activist, delivered the keynote speech and presented the honorees with their awards.

“These gymnasts have been fighting hard…for all of us. Fighting the men that abused them, but also, and maybe more importantly, fighting the silence.”
– Kristen Bell

2017 Annual Report
As we continue to make strides in 2018, we invite to learn more about last year's events and programs in our 2017 Annual Report.

Exceptional Youth Scholarship
Thank you to everyone who shared our Exceptional Youth Scholarship with the high school seniors in your life!

May 1st was the application deadline, and we received over 550 applications.

Stay tuned! In late June we will announce the 10 recipients of the scholarship.