On March 19, 2018 150 people gathered at the Vineyards Naples for our first annual Circle of Hope Dinner. It was a huge success! We want to thank everyone who attended and donated to our Fund a Need categories. Our event raised $208,205, which will help sustain funding for our orphanage, medical clinic, church, deaf school, computer lab, education resources, vocational facility and more.
Those in attendance were treated to a cocktail reception followed by a wonderful dinner provided by Vineyards Country Club. A special thank you to our Keynote speaker Dr. Bob Petterson, Auctioneer Scott Robinson, DJ Gil Blake and our MC Scott J. Vail.
Auctioneer Scott Robinson conducted the Fund a Need So Kids Can Succeed portion. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to program advancement in four specific areas: Education, Spiritual Guidance, Vocational Training and Sponsor a Child.
Keynote speaker Dr. Bob Petterson shared his story as a testament that when you invest in children, they can thrive and break the pattern of poverty and despair.
Everyone was entered into a drawing for some wonderful door prizes.
Congratulations to the winners:
Brittany Hunter – Roses from Naples Floral Design
Jeremy Giles – Two-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Naples
Dave and Patty Berg – 15” MacBook Pro
We were overwhelmed with the outpouring of support, friendship and love. With gratitude and appreciation we thank all those who made the evening a memorable one!
Every Child Deserves A Chance To Succeed