So this past weekend was the 1st Annual Gamechanger Gala. Yes you read that right. First annual. This is an on-going endeavor to help support nonprofits and the community. It was a lot of planning to introduce a new nonprofit based in Arlington to the Houston market in order for them to donate. I was pleased by that. Any chance a nonprofit gets the opportunity to get their message out is valuable. So enough about that. What happened at the gala?
Well I was surprised by the out-pour of donations from across the country. These donors will not know how touched the Founder is. I even had 2 cousins fly in from Georgia for the event. That was a blessing since I haven’t seen them for several years. My family here and one of my closest friends not only showed up but helped before, during and after the gala as well.
I gave a speech expressing why I started the Gamechanger Gala and was overcome by emotion. I know I’m passionate about helping youth but I cried through most of my speech. Other attendees gave speeches on what Women Are Gamechangers or myself has done to support them or motivate them. All were extremely touching.
Thanks to Tomayia Colvin Photography for the photos.
I was able to connect with new ladies who came to support some of the ladies I invited. So that was refreshing to have new faces at an event. The art gallery that was the venue was perfect space for us to move around and get acquainted. Even my 3 nephews enjoyed themselves and everyone enjoyed them ♥
Overall, I was pleased with the turn out, the donations collected and especially the positive energy that filled the space. I can’t wait until next year’s gala. Save the Date September 14, 2013. More information will be announced throughout the months leading up to the 2nd Annual Gamechanger Fundraising Gala.
I would like to Thank the sponsors who made this possible.