Thursday, February 9, 2017

Imagine! Celebration 2017 Highlights

The Imagine! Celebration, held Friday, January 27, 2017, was a huge success. Although the numbers aren’t official yet, the preliminary total of what we brought in was more than $350,000! We are so thankful for the support from the generous community that we serve!

The highlight of the evening was the debut of a video telling the story of Miah, a remarkable young woman who accepts services from Imagine!. Check it out below.

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Here are some other highlights.

Some of the audience members were first timers, and not very familiar with Imagine!, so we shared the short video below, which provides an overview of our services.

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Continuing our efforts to explore how we can use social media to share our story and the stories of the people we serve, we took our first dip into the Facebook Live pool. Below is video from that Facebook Live feed of Imagine! Foundation Board of Directors Charles Holmes starting the evening out right.

And here’s a Facebook Live video of Miah speaking after the audience was introduced to her touching story via the video above.

We’d like to thank: our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Table event sponsors; the 480+ attendees who bid on silent and live auction items so generously; the volunteers on the Imagine! Celebration committee who worked so hard to create a magical evening; and the many Imagine! employees who volunteered to help out in so many ways.

The Imagine! Celebration is a reminder of how fortunate we are to live in a community that is so supportive of our work. This event also serves as a reminder that all of us at Imagine! must remain ever vigilant in ensuring that we continue to meet their high expectations as we work to create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

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