Designing A Better Tomorrow – A Nite to Unite


Each year, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation brings together more than 600 members of the video game community to raise funds for scholarships and other critical education and digital learning programs at Nite to Unite (NTU).

It is a night to celebrate the many ways video games drive positive change in our society and transform kids’ lives. A night to honor leaders and visionaries who are making a profound difference through video games.  And, a night to raise funds in support of scholarships for the next generation of game makers and charitable organizations leveraging the power of interactive software.

The 2017 NTU honorees are Sid Meier, legendary video game industry luminary and creator of the game Civilization, which has inspired generations of players to pursue careers in game development, and Jeromy Adams, who created the enormously successful Extra Life - an extraordinary organization that has mobilized a community of gamers to raise more than $22 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, California

February 28, 2017
5:30pm: Networking Reception and Silent Auction
7:00pm: Seated Dinner, Program and Live Auction
8:30pm: Cocktail and Dessert After Party in the famed Tonga Room

 Smart/Creative business attire suggested



The ESA Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of interactive entertainment to create positive social impact in our communities and meaningful opportunities for America’s youth.

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changemakers in Action: our visionaries and legends

Over the years, the ESA Foundation has been honored to celebrate individuals' exceptional contributions to the video game industry and the impact they have had on millions – and this year’s honorees are no exception.

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Highlights from the 2016 Nite to Unite

Watch highlights from the 18th Annual Nite to Unite featuring Peter Moore of Electronic Arts and John Graham of Humble bundle.

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19th Annual Nite to Unite Sponsors

ESA Foundation is grateful for the generous support of the following:


Presenting Sponsor




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