2020 Gala announced with call for sponsors, underwriters, donors, volunteers

All are invited to participate as sponsors, underwriters, donors, attendees or volunteers in The Arc of Katy 2020 Gala – a fund-raising social event Friday, April 3, 2020, that supports programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

This year’s Gala committee is planning another memorable evening of fine dining and entertainment at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, according to Fran Dahl, who is chairing the 2020 Gala Planning Committee along with Cherie Duddridge and Krista Kiblawi.

“We invite individuals, companies and organizations in our community to consider supporting those with I/DD by becoming a Gala Sponsor or Underwriter or as a donor for our Live or Silent Auctions,” Dahl said. “We also are seeking volunteers to assist with various aspects of planning and carrying out the event.”

The Gala is The Arc of Katy’s major fundraiser for the year, according to Fred Shafer, President of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Katy. “The funds generated from our Gala support high quality, safe, affordable programs that provide skills development, social enrichment and community service activities,” he says.

”Broad support from our community allows The Arc of Katy to continue our current day program, social and recreational events, and other programs for individuals with I/DD,” Shafer says. “Net revenues from the Gala in 2019 were about $80,000 and the 2020 goal is to generate at least $100,000. We need additional funding to maintain and expand our programs and resources for more youth and adults with I/DD and their families in our community.”

Event sponsor, underwriting, live or silent auction and other donation commitments made by February 17, 2020, will guarantee recognition in pre-Gala promotions and print materials on the evening of the event. Sponsor, underwriting and donation forms are available online at The Arc of Katy 2020 Gala Website here.

If interested in volunteering or if you have any other questions, please contact the committee chairs at Gala@TheArcofKaty.org or call The Arc of Katy at 832.754.9802.

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