$4.3 Million Raised at Childhelp’s Diamond Jubilee

Posted By on February 7, 2019

The Event: Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

The Cause: Childhelp

Mission: Since 1959, Childhelp® has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children as a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training.

Gala Chairs: Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson & Mr. Richard J. Stephenson

Honorary Chairs: First Lady Angela Ducey & Governor Doug Ducey

Corporate Citizen Award: Dawn Trautman of Pacific Life Insurance

Nellie Jackson Award: Patrick McGroder III

Diamond Jubilee Award: Caryll & Senator Jon Kyl

Top Tier Sponsors: Grimaldi’s Pizza, Dr. Stacie & Richard Stephenson, Carol & Jim Hebets and Services Group of America

Date held: February 2, 2019

Venue: The Phoenician

Entertainment: The Tenors, The Pointer Sisters, Pia Toscano, Stacey Kay and a cast of drummers and circus performers to bring the Greatest Show theme alive.

Program Highlight: The top auction prize of an exclusive trip to 2019 Fall Fashion Week from Saks Fifth Avenue fetched $53,000!

Dollars raised: $4.3 Million

Photo Credit: Gudenschwager Photography & Courtney Lively Photography

  • Gala Chairs Richard Stephenson & Dr. Stacie Stephenson
  • Yvonne Fedderson, Former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Caryll Kyl, Sara O'Meara
  • Gala Vice Chairs Jim & Carol Hebets
  • Governor Doug Ducey & First Lady Angela Ducey
  • Craig Jackson & Patrick McGroder III
  • Rosevelt Rawls & Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Mike & Sheila Ingram
  • Shane & Shannon Barthelemy
  • Sheriff Paul & Veronica Penzone
  • Jacqueline Nerguizian & Rita Davenport
  • Emcee Melissa Peterman
  • The Tenors
  • Childhelp Gala Decor
  • Chelsea Kane and Cameron Mathison
  • The Pointer Sisters
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