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5/3/2018 Member News
CASA's Inaugural Farm to Table(aux) Gala Breaks Fundraising Goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CASA’S INAUGURAL FARM TO TABLE(AUX) GALA BREAKS FUNDRAISING GOALS
400 Philanthropists, Artists and Advocates Stand Up To Domestic Violence

 

May 2, 2018, St. Petersburg, FLEveryone in the courtyard stood up at CASA’s Farm to Table(aux) 2018 gala on April 28th. The evening was full of culinary indulgences, inspired performances, an exciting auction, cheer and laughter. But why did all 400 guests rise from their seats in unison?

 

They were standing up to a system where survivors of domestic violence feel ashamed while their abusers walk with heads held high. They were standing up to the idea that “this isn’t my problem,” despite the fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in America have experienced domestic violence.

 

They were standing up to silence.

 

CASA’s Farm to Table(aux) 2018 was a joyous occasion, because the outpouring of support for domestic violence survivors in Tampa Bay is something to be celebrated. All told, the event exceeded all fundraising expectations to support CASA’s prevention programs and life-saving services to end domestic violence!

 

The event, held at the Vinoy Renaissance’s newly renovated terrace, featured art installations and performance designed under the direction of Pinellas Dance Collective, American Stage, Jennifer Kosharek and Chris Liddell. Special musical performances were contributed by Taylor and Rochelle of Lie Low and Leatric Reid of ACT, the Art Conservatory for Teens.

 

Additional donations towards programs to end domestic violence are needed in order to fund for the remainder of the year. These vital contributions can be made online at www.casa-stpete.org/donate. For more information or to learn about future CASA events please contact info@casa-stpete.org / 727-895-4912.

 

 

Media Contact: Mo Venouziou , Sr. Communications Manager |  mvenouziou@casa-stpete.org  |  office: 727-895-4912 x124  |  cell: 727-686-3565

 

Print-quality event photos are available online:

Set 1: https://www.facebook.com/90406069569/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156359555209570

Set 2: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CASAStPete/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156364190594570

 


 

 

 

CASA EXTENDS A SPECIAL THANKS TO:

 

GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

PDQ

TSE Industries / The Klingel Family Foundation

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

 

Tech Data, Elevate, SMB/VAR Sales Team & Linda Rendleman

 

MEDIA SPONSORS

 

Tampa Bay Times

The New Barker

 

 

SPECIALTY SPONSORS

 

 

Debi Alberdi

CRI

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Ingrid Lindberg

Kahwa

Kobie Marketing

McLainFoods, Inc

David Kramer

Pridgen Realty, Inc.

Regions Bank

Robinson M.D.

The Carpet Store

 

 

 

EVENT COMMITTEES

 

Nicholas McDevitt
Event Chair

Lariana Forsythe
CASA CEO

Tricia Manning
Tableaux Chair

Hansel Ramsey
Tableaux Co-Chair

Rachel Carpenter
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Sheila King
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Lainie Ushelbec
Wine Wall

Adam Curtis
Auction Co-Chair

Sam Heller
Auction Co-Chair

 

Debi Alberdi
Kristina Alspaw
Nicole Brown
Angela Carter
Sherry Clester
David Danzig
Mark Dawson
Lauren DeLalla

 

 

Gray Dunlap
Michelle Eubanks
Lissette Gonzalez
Diane Hinckley
Tim Hudson
George Karakatsanis
Ingrid Lindberg
Brittany Maxey

Kristen McGettigan
Justin McClain
Jeffrey Plummer
Kathleen Premo
Linda Rendleman
Patty Robinson
Nancy Texeira
Gaelynn Thurman
Ann Worthington

 


Additional Thanks to

Brandi Image Photography, Jim Tizzano Real Estate Photography, Modern Mail & Print Solutions, T2 the S Design + Build and each and every organization / individual who donated to the live auction.