PHOENIXVILLE, PA November 18, 2017 Chamber members, friends, and supporters gathered at the Phoenixville Country Club to both celebrate and raise money for two great causes close to the hearts of many in Phoenixville.
Nearly 200 people attended this year’s event which featured live music, a silent auction, and dinner.
The Phoenixville Area Senior Center was the beneficiary of the proceeds of the 2017 Annual Charity Gala; their Community Breakfast Program will receive $5,500 in funding courtesy of the event.
Edie Hartman, Executive Director of the Senior Center, and Joann McCracken, Director of Development, expressed gratitude to the Gala committee and supporters, and talked about the programs at the Senior Center that will benefit from the funds.
The Senior Center’s Community Breakfast Program, held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, is designed to open the door to seniors in the community and provide a meal to those in need, including the lonely, the homeless, and the hungry.
The Chamber announced at the Gala its commitment to the Christopher M. Fuga Foundation, with a contribution of $500 toward scholarships which were awarded to deserving students in the Phoenixville area. The Phoenixville Jaycees, in partnership with the Chamber, also committed $500 to the scholarships. Additionally, the Foundation committed $1,000.
Named for Chamber Board Treasurer Mark Fuga’s late son Christopher, the Foundation awarded two scholarships on Gala night, each for $1000; Madison Denson and Natalie Rubino were named recipients.
The evening ended on a high note, with more than 100 items auctioned off for charity, including tickets to sporting events and area attractions, sports memorabilia, unique gift baskets, and much more.
The check for $5,500 was presented to the Senior Center on December 12th, at the Chamber’s Monthly Membership Meeting.