2014 “Evening of Global Hope” Gala
Our 3rd Annual Gala was a Huge Success and Enjoyed by All!
GCF’s annual gala was an amazing night of generosity, community and fun. GCF supporters, board members and volunteers from around the country attended GCF’s “Dance the Night Away” gala at Treasure Island and raised more than $23,000 for GCF’s mission while also raising the roof.
The gala was attended by more than 160 supporters who generously gave their time and donations to support GCF’s ongoing missions in Las Vegas and around the world. Generous donations were received from table sponsors like Ameriprise Financial Group, Safe money Advisors, BNY Melon and Wells Fargo Private Bank. Also, supporters participated in GCF’s raffle, silent auction and a lively and entertaining live auction.
The highlight of the night was the attendance of students in our tutoring program in partnership with 100 Black Men of Las Vegas. One of our eighth grade student, Jelani Wilkinson, was able to present a heart-felt speech, well beyond his years, in support of the tutoring program and its impact on his education and future.
GCF’s supporters and their generosity pushed the fundraising goal past any previously achieved by GCF, making this the most successful gala in GCF’s brief, but eventful, history. The night closed with everyone in attendance on the dance floor, dancing the night away, after a successful and entertaining evening. Without a doubt, everyone in attendance is looking forward to GCF’s 2015 Gala!
A Special Thanks to:
Juana Hart Akers of J-Hart Communications for being our outstanding Emcee for the evening.
DJ Harry O from Harry O Production for playing just the right music for “Dancing the Night Away!”
Ron Miller Photography for photographing and sharing our Lovely Gala Photos!
Leslie LaGuardia Valencia for being our fun and fabulous auctioneer!
VZ Dance Studio dancers, Vanessa Apostal and Mario Tapia for sharing their many talents.
Las Vegas Universal Steppers – Chicago Steppin’ dancers, Tony Hearn, Kim Murray, Brian Williams, and Tyrhonda Starks for entertaining us with their jazzy moves.
Sandip Thanki for serenading us with his sitar during our silent auction and cocktail hour.
Our GCF Board, Volunteers, and Honored Guests
Sandip, our Sitar Player, Entertained our Guests During our Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour !
Our GCF Tutoring Program Students Supported Our Auctioneer During Our Live Auction!
We all had fun “Dancing the Night Away”!