Our 200+ Advocates range in age from 22 to 81 years old
Child Advocates Annual Gala
Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 6:00pm
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, SJ
About our Agency and the GalaChild Advocates' 2009 gala celebrates its service to abused and neglected children in Silicon Valley. Join us for a special evening of West Coast cool jazz. The South Bay band Octobop will treat the audience to 1950s jazz. The evening of dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing is expected to raise more than $300,000 to support Child Advocates work. The Honorable Shawna Schwarz will be our guest speaker. Come help us celebrate the children of our community! Sample The Music Here! Download the Gala form (.pdf)
For over twenty years, volunteer Advocates have given many hours of their time to ensure that children have a stable, nurturing environment in which to grow and thrive. Child Advocate volunteers make a lifelong difference for abused and neglected children by serving as friends, mentors and Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Highlights of the Evening
Popular morning radio host Gary Scott Thomas of 95.3 KRTY will serve as emcee and auctioneer for the evening. The silent auction features over 100 fabulous items, including collectibles, dining & wine, electronics, entertainment, sports, and travel getaways. The entertaining live auction features exotic trips, fine jewelry and elegant evening parties along with other unique items.Download the Auction form (.pdf)
Child Advocates' annual gala draws over 400 guests from Silicon Valley and beyond. The audience is a wonderful mix of Advocates, donors, staff, community partners and business leaders.Download the Reservation form (.pdf)
The gala offers a special opportunity to support Child Advocates and children in foster care. Sponsorships benefits include publicity, event tickets and event recognition. Last year's key corporate sponsors included NXP Semiconductors, Sobrato Family Foundation, Pinn Brothers Construction, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, KeyPoint Credit Union, Westminster Promotions, KPIX, The San Jose Mercury News and Safeway.Download the Sponsorship form (.pdf)
Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help with setup and during the event. If you are available to help, please contact Leslie Williams-Hurt at email@example.com or 408-573-5615.
For more details about the gala, please contact Leslie Williams-Hurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.573.5615.