Visions of Love 2018 Raises $27k!
240 guests attended Anchor Center for Blind Children’s Eighth Annual Valentines fundraiser, Visions of Love, on February 9th. This year marked the event’s biggest-ever turnout which, in turn, lead to a record-breaking amount of money raised at the event…
240 guests attended Anchor Center for Blind Children’s Eighth Annual Valentines fundraiser, Visions of Love, on February 9th. This year marked the event’s biggest-ever turnout which, in turn, lead to a record-breaking amount of money raised at the event – more than $27,000! (see all of the love in our event photo gallery here!)
This is Anchor Center’s only annual fundraiser that is held at the center, where guests are able to enjoy an evening of philanthropy in our one-of-a-kind learning facility, built specifically to serve young children with severe visual impairments. Hosted by Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Denver, this year’s theme was Passport to Wines of the World and guests took a tour of wines from across the globe, paired with sweet and savory delicacies. There were even bubbly, beer, port and whiskey stations for those guests who upgraded to the VIP package.
Anchor Center staff were on hand to serve as docents and teach our guests about our services and center. Expert wine vendors explained the extensive wine samplings as guests tasted specialty charcuterie, cheese and chocolate pairings to go with each tasting. Unique features of our building were open to explore, guests took pictures in our photo booth, made tactile valentines for our children and enjoyed a night of all-around fun and fundraising!
Anchor Center is funded nearly in full by donors and grantors, and the $21,000 NET raised at Visions of Love is integral in helping us serve children with visual impairments and their families. For example: $7,500 provides seven months of toddler program for one child; $5,000 provides two weeks of Anchor’s Away summer camp for 15 children; $2,500 provides ten weeks of preschool program for one child; and $1,000 provides one year of home visits. Every single donation helps!
We are so grateful to all who attended and helped to make this year’s event, in honor of the season of love, a huge success. We certainly felt the love…now see all of the love in our event photo gallery here! See you next year. Cheers!
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU:
The Delta Gamma Alumnae chapter of Denver was crucial in planning, executing and hosting this event. We are so grateful for their guidance, innovation and continued support – and for helping us make this one of our most special annual fundraisers!
Thank you to the following sponsors for making the evening possible. Vintage Sponsors: Children’s Eye Physicians and MCA Stapleton; Estate Sponsors: Cricket Wireless, EKS&H, Janus Henderson Investors, Joseph Kozmata with Raymond James, and Primrose School of Littleton; and In-Kind Sponsors: Asbury Provisions, Avery Brewing Co., Mondo Market, The Chocolate Therapist, and Ross and Kristin Toombs (who donated South African Wines coming to CO soon through Meridian Prime).
Finally, we could not have done it without our many, many volunteers, including set-up help from MGMA and Oppenheimer Funds, a large crew of Delta Gammas from University of Denver and The University of Colorado Boulder, Anchor Center staff and friends. We are so lucky to have you as part of the Anchor family!