BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING DRIVE GOLDEN MASQUERADE GALA IS MAY 18 AT PHOENIX ART MUSEUM; CELEBRATING 51 YEARS BENEFITING KIDS
Champion for Children Award Honorees: Wells Fargo, Fennemore Craig and
Bonnie Smith, First American Title
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 19, 2018): The Back to School Clothing Drive’s Golden Masquerade Gala 2019, celebrating 51 years serving Valley children in need, begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Phoenix Art Museum.
Masks and outfits are encouraged at the black-tie optional annual event that includes dinner, a live auction, fund-a-need and an awards ceremony. Champion for Children honorees are: Corporate – Wells Fargo; Individual – board member Bonnie Smith of First American Title; and Community – Fennemore Craig.
Sponsors includeBHHS Legacy Foundation, Swift Charities for Children, Charles Schwab, Arizona’s Family 3TV and CBS5 and Desert Diamond Casinos.Yetta Gibson and Ian Schwartz from CBS5 are masters of ceremonies.Local favorite Ear Candy Band will entertain.
Live auction items include a private cooking class for six with Chef Bob Anthony; a seven-night stay at Casa Piazza, a fully staffed beach house for 10-14 guests in Manzanillo, Mexico; private basketball lessons from Harlem Globetrotter great Slick Willy Shaw, Phoenix Firefighter and Phoenix Police Officer for a day experiences and more.
Individual tickets are $175 with tables of ten starting at $1,750. Sponsorships are available beginning at $3,000.
To purchase tickets, reserve a table or for more information, visit www.btscd.com/gala. Sponsorships are available and donations of silent auction items are still being accepted.
• Karl Gentles, Executive Director, (602) 256-9408
• Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., (602) 317-3040
About Back to School Clothing Drive
Founded in 1967, Back to School Clothing Drive is Arizona’s largest provider of new school outfits, uniforms, backpacks and school supplies to children in need. Back-to-School Clothing Drive (www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com) provides new school outfits and uniforms, backpacks and school supplies to more than 25,000 K-6 students at more than 260 schools in 40 Maricopa County school districts. Back to School Clothing Drive operates on an annual budget of approximately $1 million with three employees, a 10-member volunteer board of directors and more than 2,500 volunteers. For more information, visit www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com.