I just want to thank everyone who attended, sponsored and volunteered to make the 2018 annual Gala a success. This was a year of growth and change. We sat a record number of guest and added new corporate sponsors. We changed up our entertainment this year to include student talent instead of the wonderful dancing from U Can Dance. This proved to be a show stopper. The dancing from The Clark Academy, vocalist Morgan Taylor and saxophone player Kameron Huff were absolutely amazing! Our guest are still talking about these performances on social media. Hi Pointe Soul Revue also provided jazz music entertainment throughout the reception hour that guest found to be astounding. The silent auction was the largest it has ever been due to the hard work of a newly formed host committee. We created a fun competition between tables for a private waiter for the evening and lobster dinners.
COPE24 has only this one fund raising event each year. That way we can focus on the advocacy work needed for our children the rest of the year. We depend greatly on the success of this event. As we wrap up settling all of the invoices this looks to be a record breaking year on funds raised. That wouldn’t have been possible without all of our guest and sponsors not just attending but also being active in the evening festivities. From the bottom of my heart thank you to all for your continued generosity.