City Summit & Gala is a socially conscious business acceleration experience featuring an all-star line-up of speakers and entrepreneurs. Partner and Fiscal Sponsor, Dale Godboldo, sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith to talk about why the event is important and what the organization is bringing to the new two-day City Summit that is happening on the same weekend as the City Gala charitable fundraiser.

City Gala, Founder, Ryan Long, just announced that this year's event would be hosted by globally renowned actor, investor, and philanthropist, Ashton Kutcher, and held at Universal Studios on Academy Awards night. Godboldo describes the Summit, which takes place before the City Gala, which brings together leaders in business and Hollywood to help entrepreneurs enhance their businesses and make a meaningful impact in their communities.

The City Gala raises money to help a selected number of non-profits that are giving back to the community. Godboldo talks about founder Ryan Long's dedication to the vision of the City Gala to advance community through humanitarian activities, which has been Long's passion since he started the initiative three years ago.