MIAMI, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chapman Partnership's annual Illuminations Gala is an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment in support of the men, women and children that reside at the homeless assistance centers.
The Illuminations Gala will be held Saturday, October 15th, at the JW Marriott Marquis, and will provide guests with an avant-garde, exciting and breathtaking experience. A 57 member Gala Committee is led by event Co-Chairs, Trish and Dan Bell, and Lani and Gene Drody. The evening's theme represents the shining light in the lives of the 5,000 men, women and families with children that Chapman Partnership serves annually. Mistress of Ceremonies, Laurie Jennings, will preside over the evening's program, which recognizes and honors the many generous donors and volunteers who support the mission.
"Chapman Partnership is an organization dedicated to providing long-term solutions for homelessness. Our donors, through their unselfish actions over the years, are a guiding light for our residents and have helped turn our mission of empowering the homeless to lead self-sufficient lives into a reality," said Trish Bell, Chairman Emeritus of Chapman Partnership.
For the first time this year, the Gala Committee will be participating in a "Family Day" of fun filled activities for current residents of Chapman Partnership. The "Family Day" will be held at the downtown location of Chapman Partnership in September and is spearheaded by Gala Co-Chair, Lani Drody.
During the event, Chapman Partnership will be awarding the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award, given to a leader who follows the moral and civic examples of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. in serving the homeless. The award recipient must demonstrate humanitarian initiative and compassion for his fellow man, as Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. did. This year's award recipient is Mrs. Sash A. Spencer.
The evening will continue with the nexten After Gala Party, presented by Chapman Partnership's young professionals group who will join Gala guests and continue the evening's festivities. nextgen members will have special featured entertainment with one of a kind performances, an open bar and free valet. nextgen is made up of Miami's young professionals and community ambassadors, between the ages of 25-40, who work to increase awareness, revenue and advocacy for Chapman Partnership.
Chapman Partnership, was named in honor of the late Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. The Gala celebrates the legacy of empathy, humanity and achievements demonstrated by this inspiring man and by the organization. Together, they have helped save the lives of more than 100,000 individuals, including 20,000 children.
"Alvah Chapman was a beacon of hope for the homeless in our community," said H. Daniel Vincent, President and CEO of Chapman Partnership. "Because of his hard work, Chapman Partnership is a nationally recognized homeless assistance center. We are excited to recognize all of our donors and stewards who work to make Alvah's vision a reality."
For more information and sponsorship opportunities please visit: https://www.chapmanpartnership.org/wpq_events/illuminations-gala/
SOURCE Chapman Partnership