Thank you to everyone who came to, or otherwise supported, the 2019 Opening Doors for Autism Gala! Together we raised more than $680,000 (gross proceeds) in support of Autism Edmonton services.
This evening would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, including our Title Sponsor Cameron Corporation. We have a number of long-standing supporters that have been offering their financial support and volunteering their time and expertise for a long time, for which we are incredibly grateful! In particular, we would like to say a big thank you to the Gala Planning Committee for making the Gala a success!
It was an overall extraordinary event and further proof that we are surrounded by a genuinely supportive community. It featured an elegant social atmosphere with live music and entertainment, gourmet dinner, as well as a raffle, live, silent, and art auctions. Our auctions included 300+ items, including exciting and unique experiences, artwork, and vacations donated by generous individuals and groups in support of the event.
Our heartfelt congratulations go to Tina Naqvi-Rota, the recipient of the 2019 Gino Ferri Community Builder Award, and Deborah Barrett and David Jardine, the recipients of the 2019 Opening Doors for Autism Award. Your dedication and commitment to your community are more precious than can be measured.
Special thank you to our guest speaker - Brune Sinneave - who is a huge supporter and advocate for our Society. Our work is possible because people like you care about the future of our community!
We look forward to seeing you at our next Gala in 2021! Let’s continue working together to ensure everyone in the autism community has the resources they need to live their best life!
Here are some great photos from the event! Courtesy of June Laine Studios and Jake Bradley Photography.