The Be Kind People Project raises $250,000 at inaugural gala

Posted By on February 14, 2019

The Event: The FULL CIRCLE Premiere

The Cause: The Be Kind People Project

Mission: The Be Kind People Project (BKPP) is focused on building a generation of respectful, responsible, healthy, and caring citizens and leaders. Their mission is to initiate positive social change in schools and provide a framework for youth that will improve academic achievement, interpersonal relationship skills, accountability, behavior, personal health and wellness, teacher appreciation and the formation of enduring values.

Co-Chairs: Char Augenstein and Leslie Rich

Honorary Chairs: Christine and Luis Gonzalez

Top Tier Sponsors: The Arizona Diamondbacks, Rita and Peter Thomas, Fennemore Craig, and Laurie & Drew Brown

Date held: December 1, 2018

Venue: The Madison Center for the Arts

Entertainment: The Be Kind Crew headlined by Luis “Weezy” Egurrola presented a non-stop display of original choreography, videography and music by local artists.

Dollars raised: $250,000

Photo Credit: The Be Kind People Project

  • Honorary Chairs Luis & Christine Gonzalez with Megan Gonzalez, Alyssa Gonzalez and Charlie Whittendon
  • Tish Stephens and Sara Fabricant
  • Matt & Alison Gloyd with Glenda & Fritz Corrigan
  • Rita Thomas, Lynn Balter and Jennifer Carrol
  • The FULL CIRCLE Premiere Gala Committee
  • Colleen Pawlking, Leslie Rich and Susan Thrasher
  • Cathy & Jim Kleeman with Christina Burroughs
  • Walter & Kay Oliver
  • Alan & Char Augenstein with Leslie & Jeff Rich
  • The Be Kind Crew
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