S’mores and Champagne Gala Was A Success!

GalaImageThe 7th Annual S’mores & Champagne Gala was a success! Three hundred people joined us at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott to celebrate Lutherhill. Guests mixed, mingled and gave generously! The evening began with cocktails and piano music by Bishop Mike Rinehart as the Silent Auction got into full swing. After a delicious surf & turf dinner, the ever entertaining Live Auction kicked-off and raised over $40,000. The new Paddles Up portion of the Gala gave our guests the opportunity to raise the miniature canoe paddles and give to the Galveston Zion Retreat Center. The canoe paddles were raised often and over $15,000 was raised. Attendees were also treated to a new auction, the Big Board, that hightlighted many of the popular Lutherhill packages. The night was an incredible and Lutherhill is grateful to everyone that supported the Gala. In total, over $135,000 was raised!

Our sincerest thanks….

Platinum Underwriters
Phil & Kirsten Beckler          Mike & Georgine Garbarini          Howard & Hilda Peterson

Silver Underwriters
BCH Insurance & Risk Management/Jeffrey & Stephanie Brady          Heritage Wealth Management/Brett & Laura Carleton

South Texas Corrugated Pipe, Inc./Bradley & Nicole Sitz and Family          James & Dana Walker

S’mores & Champagne Toast Underwriter
Thrivent-Willow Creek Associates
Jonathan Born & Alex Linder

Table Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. K.C. Adams          Carl & Monica Albers          Friends of Lutherhill
William Mintz & Kathy Collins          Piland, Adams & Associates          Shrieve Chemical Products
Mike & Elaine Riggs          The Roach Family

Gala Team
Carl & Monica Albers          Kirsten Beckler          Stephanie Brady          Korin Burnett
Ashley Dellagiacoma          Pat Dittrich          Heidi Espegren          Georgine Garbarini
Connie Jackson          Barbara Kindsvatter          Jen Kindsvatter          Cynthia Piland          Janis Stancik

Special Thank you….
Natalie Stancik, Artist; Tim Knesek, Auctioneer; Phil Beckler, Auction MC; Tim Brady, Big Board Auctioneer; Bishop Mike Rinehart, Pianist

… and the countless volunteers that devoted their time & talents to make the Gala a success!