The 2023 Diversity Gala

Your Impact

Mi Casa es Su Casa, Make Yourself at Home

This night has amazing live music, drinks, and a prime dinner.

  • The event will be held on November 17th, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM at The Commons.
  • Live entertainment from Pavel & Direct Contact and DJ Gil Colombia
  • Live Cultural Performance
  • Prime buffet-style dinner from Fresh Fork
  • Delicious drinks and cocktails throughout the night
  • Professional Bachata and Salsa Dance Performance

You can’t miss this event if you want to enjoy a night out with friends while helping the Latino community!

* Note: this is a 21 yr.+ event.


Pavel and Direct Contact

Pavel & Direct Contact is known for its energetic, fiery performances, much in the vein of the
modern pyrotechnicians of today’s Latin Jazz world. Led by Internationally-known Dominican
pianist and Chicago Music Awards Nominee, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Direct Contact brings an
unforgettable experience of Latin Jazz, Salsa, and Latin-infused American pop song. Their
passion is to connect cultures around the globe to promote musical cross-cultural

DJ Gil Colombia

– On-Air Personality for Telemundo 19 and La Grande 105.1 fm in Indianapolis.
– Acceso Total Presenter, Producer and Director (Indianapolis)
– Creator of “Top 10 with DJ Gil” – First Music Show in Indianapolis for Radio and TV
– Former resident mixer and on-air personality at 1590am in Indianapolis.
– SIRIUS XM Ch 13 – Pitbull Globalization Guest Mixer

“Un saludo a toda la gente LATINA y en especial a toda la gente querida de mi tierra COLOMBIA… Mas que Musica, mi interes esta en el transmitirles en cada Fiesta el Sabor de cada canción, para que por medio de la Musica aprendamos a amar una cultura tan hermosa como la LATINA” – DJ GIL


The Commons

The Commons is an indoor community and event space in Columbus, Indiana.  It features modern event spaces and stage area, an indoor playground, public art, including the one-of-a-kind Chaos I sculpture by Jean Tinguley, and several casual dining options.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Individual sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Marina Savelli

Sharon Barner

Silver sponsor:

Nicole Willtrout

Bronze Sponsor:

Carole Casto

Friends Sponsor:

Zuheir Shahwan