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11.16.2016

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The 4th Annual Gallery of Hope Gala was a Success!

Last Thursday, we unveiled the 2017 Gallery of Hope during our annual Gala. The Gallery of Hope is an exhibit composed of donated photographs from local photographers, which capture the intimate relationship between our CASA Advocates and the children we serve.

The 2017 exhibit features work by the following: Alexander Hilmy of Hilmy, Amanda Rodriguez, Amy Avery Photography, Ginger Diaz of Diaz&Diaz, Jess Mewborne of Mewborne Photography, Joe Vega, Josh Huskin of Huskin Photo, LLC., Lauren Rathbun, Leon Dacbert of Dacbert Film, Natalia King of intrigma CREATIVE, Sara Blanco Photography.

This year’s event, our largest yet, was held at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Guests were greeted with an open bar stocked with signature cocktails and enjoyed delectable hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening.  The beautifully lit performance hall was truly transformed into an art gallery awash with custom lighting, topped off by a live performance by Aerial Horizon, San Antonio’s sole professional aerial performance company and school. The aerial performance led the captivated audience into “Fund Hope for a Child,” a portion of the event meant for quick-bidding and direct results to fund Advocates for children in Bexar County.  The community support far surpassed our expectations and contributed funding to provide an Advocate for 300 children, previously unserved by CASA. Our live auction featured items ranging from Florida Getaways to private dining experiences and Spurs suites. However, a custom art piece courtesy of well-known mural artists, Los Otros, seemed to be the item of the evening – inciting a bidding battle up to $9,000 which furthered our financial success of almost $300,000 in event revenue

We are proud to announce that the 4th annual Gallery of Hope Gala exceeded our hopes and goals; this wouldn’t be possible without our gracious sponsors and all of the attendees who turned the event into a memorable evening. The CASA staff is continuously blown away by the giving spirit that we witness within our community. Thank you for supporting CASA through the Gallery of Hope Gala!

Thanks to Parish Photography for taking beautiful photos of the event which can be viewed here.

The 4th Annual Gallery of Hope Gala was a Success!