35th Anniversary Gala

Missed the Gala or want to watch it again? The recording is available below.

On Saturday, November 6th our Gala was streamed live for the second time, but this year there was a fun twist! Several of our Partner Churches and some individuals hosted watch parties where people gathered in safe numbers to enjoy the Gala together. Counting both the watch party attendees and online viewers, there were about 900 people watching the program! 

Highlights of the program included remarks from Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Yolanda Jeter. We also heard from Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, who accepted the Outstanding Partner Award on behalf of St. Luke’s DC, as well as this year’s Compassionate Samaritan, Ms. Jean Harrison, who sent her remarks all the way from (location). 

The auction is always a popular part of the night, and this year was no different. There were 29 baskets donated by partners and individuals, and by the time the auction ended, all were sold and we raised more than double our original goal! 

Overall, our 35th Anniversary Gala reached its goal – we raised $100,176 to support work with those in our community who want a hand-up, not just a hand-out. 

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our 35th anniversary at this year’s Gala!