Hopeful Dawns exceeds financial goal

Thanks to the generosity of our families and patrons, the fall concert and dessert netted $6,834.07.  Our goal was $6,000.

Special thanks to event chair Louise Wolfe, development director Christina Staring, Mr. and Mrs. Reed Stough, Tamra Gaylor, Jen Kartchner, Emily Campbell, Jen Hamilton, Cheryl Smith, and Venessa Colinares for their leadership and support for the event.  Raffle leaders Wendy Darling and Lisa Schmoker helped to bring in the most raffle intake ever.

Our VIP table donors included Mrs. Lisa Borawski, Dr. Scott Evans, Mrs. Tamra Gaylor, Mr. Michael McQuaid, Mrs. Deborah Dendy, and Mrs. Rita Seto.  Our Prime table donors were Mr. Reed Stough and Mr. Jason Rotner.

Counting the guests and performers, 333 people were present. Bel Canto, directed by Mrs. Marlynn Rey, Sinfonia, and Cantamus all performed separately. The new director of Cantamus, Mrs. Aimee Stewart, performed spectacularly.  Cantamus, with over 50 singers joined Sinfonia, directed by Mrs. Lenore Wilkison, to perform “And the glory of the Lord” from Handel’s Messiah. Thanks to the generosity of our families and patrons, the fall concert and dessert netted $6,834.07. Our goal was $6,000. I estimate that approximately 93 non-parents were present at the event including extended relations, a faculty member and students, alumni, and members of the larger Tempe community.

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