Lutheran Social Services Inaugural Color of Hope Gala Raises $305K for Programming in Six Counties
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Barbara Kimler PR
November 22, 2022, 17:48 GMT
FULLERTON, CA, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSSSC) – a leading provider of social services programs in Southern California – hosted its first Color of Hope Gala on Veterans’ Day, November 11 at the Marriott, California State University Fullerton. Longtime supporters Bruce and Debbie Dannemeyer served as honorary chairs while William and Audrey Dahlgren received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Due to the generous support of 187 attendees, gross proceeds of $305K was announced at the end of the evening surpassing the initial fundraising goal of $167K.
The gala began with a champagne reception, silent auction, appetizers and a selfie station where attendees shared messages of hope. Performer and auctioneer Mark J. Thomas served as Master of Ceremonies and welcomed supporters donned in colorful attire for dinner and awards program. A Veteran’s salute, color guard and prayer kicked off the gala in honor of Veteran’s Day.