tuesday March 20, 2018

fairmont san francisco | 950 mason street 

Each year, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation brings together more than 600 members of the video game industry 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 ESA Foundation Announced Laila Shabir as the 2018 Visionary Award recipient

The LearnDistrict founder and CEO was honored for her pioneering vision to empower young women in STEAM through her company’s female-focused Girls Make Games summer camps, workshops, and games. Learn more about Laila’s work here.



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 honoree was no exception.

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Highlights from the 2018 Nite to Unite - Coming soon!

Highlights from the 20th Anniversary Nite to Unite coming soon!



20th Anniversary Nite to Unite Sponsors

ESA Foundation is grateful for the generous support of the 20th Anniversary Nite to Unite sponsors!


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View images from this year's event.