Community for Youth held its 12th Annual Auction Gala on Saturday, January 24th at the Hyatt at Olive 8. The festive evening of live and silent auctions, a sumptuous dinner and an exciting dessert dash is the primary fundraiser for CfYs programs, which last year served over 100 students and volunteers. The evenings guest of honor, Greg Hay, a longtime volunteer mentor and board member, was introduced by his former student Binni Berhe. Greg received the Sue Kresovich Relentless Commitment award.
Auctioneer John Curley led the live auction of more than 30 lots of rare and fine wines, unique vacations, exclusive dinners and once in a lifetime experiences. In addition to the live auction, the silent auction had a variety of wine, travel, dining, sporting events and merchandise. The evenings festivities began with the Super Bowl Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline.
Thank you to the nearly 300 attendees that helped us raise over $220,000. All money raised by the Auction Gala is dedicated to supporting CfYs mission of transforming challenged high school students into confident, determined, and self-aware young adults.