Over 250 people attended the Pearls of Hope Gala II to benefit Food Brings Hope on October 23, 2015. The gala, which took place at Embry-Riddle’s Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center, raised over $90,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, and auctions, 100% of which will go directly to programs that serve students.
Donated goods and services from local businesses and groups, including art and photography by DeLand High School students, were incorporated into the live and silent auctions. “Kids Helping Kids” was a special project brought to Food Brings Hope by DeLand High School art teacher Peggy Banks and her AP Art students.
The presenting sponsor for the second year in a row was Holland Financial. Other event sponsors included the Burke & Cox Families, Giles Electric, ICI Homes, Lesa France Kennedy, Jon Hall/Ritchey Automotive Group, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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