Enchanted Evening 2014
Thank You Albertsons for Helping Raise $90,000!
Vocational Visions’ proudly presented their 11th annual Enchanted Evening fundraiser on May 3 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Estimate net proceeds are close to $90,000 and the organization recognized Albertson’s Stores as their 2014 Employer of the Year. The theme Enchanted Evening…at the Kentucky Derby was widely supported by 300 guests donning big hats and seersucker suits with all proceeds to support the programs and services of Vocational Visions to provide vocational, economic and social services to adults with disabilities.
Co-chaired by community leaders and Vocational Visions board members Hilary Hurt and Dr. Linda Albers, the lively fundraiser featured an expansive silent auction with over 125 items in addition to art pieces prepared by Vocational Visions participants. Attendees received Vocational Visions bucks to “bet” on horse races shown on screens throughout the ballroom. Master sommelier Peter Neptune served as event emcee and auctioneer.
Albertsons store director Tim Teahen accepted the 2014 Employer of the Year award on behalf of Albertsons Stores and shared that they’ve been employing Vocational Visions participants in several Albertson’s stores for over 20 years.
The evening highlight was a heartwarming dance performance by Vocational Visions participants to songs including Run for the Roses, Horse Right Here and Fugue for Tinhorns from Guys and Dolls.