Event Name: The Ark Gala
Location: Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
Date: Sep 6, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM
KIII TV-3 News Anchor
The nonprofit 501©(3) agency cares for children and youth who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) due to abuse or neglect by a parent or guardian. It’s the only licensed facility within an 80-mile radius that is contracted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to provide assessment services and emergency shelter for 37 of these victims, ages 0 through 17.
The Ark Gala, consisting of silent and live auctions, a dinner and a program, is held annually to continue offering quality services to our children throughout the year. KIII TV-3 News Anchor Joe Gazin will be the master of ceremonies for the 13th annual gala that will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday September 6, 2012 at the Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Drive, in Corpus Christi. The keynote speaker will be Rachel Leal-Hudson, an attorney practicing family law in Houston. She is a former assistant county attorney who represented the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Harris County. Drawing on her professional and personal experiences, Leal Hudson uses humor and heartfelt stories to describe the impact that family law has had in her life and the desire to effectively represent and help families and children affected by CPS. Her presentation is designed to motivate audiences.
Could you be a table sponsor? Sponsorships are available at the following levels: Ark ($15,000), Stork ($10,000), Dove ($5,000), Giraffe ($2,500) and Leopard ($1,000). All of them offer a table seat 10 with signage, as well as recognition during the Gala. In order to assure recognition of your generous contribution in our printed program at the event, we need your commitment, or pay by August 6. After the fundraiser, the sponsors will be thanked in a write-up on our Web site. Please write to us as soon as possible so that we can reserve your table. (Individual seats are $50 each.) If you can’t attend the gala, you can mail a tax-deductible gift to The Ark. Any amounts you send will be appreciated. Tax-deductible donations to the auctions are needed. Silent and live auction donors will receive signage at the auction.
For more information, please call (361) 241-6566. We look forward to hearing from you. God bless you and your family.
Executive Director/ Administrator