2024 Gala Invitations - Website

Thank you to our 2023 Gala Sponsors


Tamra Andress

Hostess for the Evening

Nigel anderson

Nigel "Legin" anderson

Spoken Word


Joe Fu

 DJ for the Night

2023 Light Up the Night Gala Agenda


6:00 PM | Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:15 PM | Dinner & Welcome by Tamra Andress

7:50 PM | Awards Presentation

8:00 PM | Celebration of Freedom Program

8:15 PM | Spoken Word, Legin

8:30 pm | Live Auction & Paddle Raise

9:00 PM | Dancing

2023 Hope award recipients 

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Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata



Marc and Audrey Leishman



Watercolor Painting

by Vonnie Whitworth

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Velotric Nomad 1



The Club Barbados

7-10 Nights in Barbados

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Luxury Getaway

3 Night Stay at KY Lake House

Distinguished guests

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Delegate Anne

Ferrell Tata



Bill Woolf



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Mayor Kenneth Alexander


Thank you to our auction donors


Alia Azariah 




Alia is the Aftercare Development Director for
Safe House project and a survivor underage sex
trafficking and adult sexual exploitation. She
also serves as a member of the California State
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Child
(CSEC) Advisory Board. In this capacity, she
endeavors to influence the policies and
procedures involved in the identification and
care of today’s survivors. Alia believes
restorative care is essential to the healing of
those who have experienced sexual exploitation
and that no survivor is ever too far or too gone
to find complete healing.


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