Our 2017 Gala Celebration will be a Festive Fiesta. Make plans to join us on Saturday, May 6 at Gleneagles Country Club. You won’t want to miss Mexican bingo, mariachi music, scholarship awards, and more! Event details and formal invitations coming soon.
What is the gala? Each year we host a fundraising event to raise contributions, thank our supporters and celebrate the work that God is doing in our community. With a nice dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, testimonies, and college scholarship awards this is always a memorable and enjoyable evening out with friends, family, and fellow supporters of LINC North Texas from across the metroplex.
What happened at last year’s “The Great Gala 2016?” Do you remember where you were Saturday April 30th? If you weren’t at the Courtyard by Marriott in Grapevine, Texas, you missed a fabulous evening. Almost two hundred guests were decked out in Roaring 20’s regalia. The LINC North Texas Gala was a rousing success, raising $51,000 for the signature family transformation programs and outreach. Throughout the evening, guests saw firsthand how families and students have been impacted by SALI and Faith & Finances, and how they are actively reshaping their destinies in our communities. Tears flowed as our new video was premiered, “The Story of Edgar” (Click the link to watch). This video showed both the broad and deep impact LINC NT is having on teens and their families.The message of the evening from our Executive Director, Oscar Benavides, clearly explained the programs and impact of LINC NT. One guest said, “For the first time I clearly understand what LINC NT does and it makes me want to volunteer and help out”. Oscar also shared the new vision initiatives for 2016-2017 that included the introduction of the new LINC NT mission developer David Quispirroca (more on him next week’s e-letter) and the new work in Lewisville ISD, who will pilot SALI in three new schools next fall. This will add approximately 200 new families to our program.As it is each year, a huge highlight was the scholarship presentation to four students. Thanks to several generous donors LINC NT will give $24,000 in scholarships to nine SALI students. The generosity of our sponsors, guests, and friends will help our teens and families build skills, develop a sense of self, and develop connections to their world. Through this support, we can help more teens achieve educational success, develop healthy behaviors and relationships, and exhibit life and leadership skills… And ultimately become tomorrow’s leaders!
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