Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Annual Gala moved to an online format for 2020. The theme for the event was Boots & Bling Virtual Fling. We held a Silent Auction the week leading up to the Live Event, with over 40 wonderful items available for bidding. There was also a Prize Puzzle where supporters could choose a donation puzzle piece to transform a photograph online. On Saturday, August 22nd, we streamed our Gala Event live from Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana, complete with entertainment, award presentations, and other fun surprises. The event was a great success, raising much-needed funds for families experiencing homelessness in Orange County.
Thank you to everyone who donated, participated, and tuned in to the event!
The video of the Live Event can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/9Wzt0_nPtfI
The video of the 30-minute Pre-show can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/nvq-gHt2piE
2020 TOTAL RAISED: $109,605
Silent Auction Total: $10,373
Prize Puzzle Total: $4,900
2020 Volunteers of the Year: Bill and Susan Richardson, Church of the Foothills
2020 Karen Olson Caring Heart Award: Nancy Oldenkamp, Trinity United Presbyterian Church
Live Event Participants:
Rev. Nancy Brink, Chapman University (Emcee)
Cyndee Albertson, Executive Director, Family Promise of Orange County
Rev. Dr. Steve Ranney, Tustin Presbyterian Church
Marjorie Ambroise, Board Member, Family Promise of Orange County
Ryan Rosales, Board Member, Family Promise of Orange County
Melody Mosley, Board Member, Family Promise of Orange County