optiMize is turning five!

These past five years, so many of our projects have illuminated possibilities for a better world, and the community we've cultivated has changed so many lives. Every fall, we're amazed by the growth of our programs, and are so thankful to our alumni who helped make this possible.

Please join us in celebrating our Fifth Anniversary this March! We have great events planned all weekend for our alumni and would love for you to join us! 

We'll continue to update this page with details as we have them. 


Tentative Schedule

Friday, March 23:

  • The sixth optiMize Spring Showcase! Be onstage to present the Alumni Award and watch the newest optiMize Fellows cohort talk about their inspiring work.
  • Celebrate the end of another successful year at our alumni-only dinner and showcase afterparty.

Saturday, March 24:

  • Community events to bring together optiMizers, both old and new! Share what you know and learn from others, in the usual optiMize way. We'll bring the great food and inspiring speakers, all you have to do is bring yourself!

Sunday, March 25:

  • Say good-bye at our alumni send-off brunch!

If you're interested in attending, let us know! RSVP or opt-in to receive occasional event updates and announcements: