Last night we held our 26th annual Heritage Awards Dinner at the Hilton Americas. Our generous donors and Board Directors raised $2 million for children from families in crisis!
The Heritage Award Dinner not only raises crucial dollars to care for our kids, but it has become one of our most anticipated events each year because it gives us the opportunity to honor a person or persons that have positively impacted Boys and Girls Country in some way. This year, we were pleased to honor our Boys and Girls Country Alumni for the mark they are making on the world. It was a great honor to recognize their growth and contributions and we could not be more proud!
For 46 years we’ve watched children from families in crisis blossom when given the opportunity to do so in a safe and healthy environment. Although we don’t always immediately see the impact of what we do while they are here, we often hear back from them as adults. Our staff enjoys catching up with them and feel especially gratified to know that they and Boys and Girls Country played a key part in their growth into adulthood. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd-Tp9CF62s&w=560&h=315]
Alumni Amy, Girmay, Bruce, Jason, and Victoria are perfect examples of why you and so many leaders in the community support our mission. Every child deserves to know that they are loved, safe and cared for. They also deserve a chance to have a successful future. We’re so proud of all our Alumni have accomplished and celebrating with them was a blast!
Our students also participated in the evening; the Heritage Joyful Noisemakers sang and performed to kick off the dinner and our Leadership Council students welcomed guests in the VIP reception. Our Naidi, a 2017 high school graduate and current Prairie View A&M student through our College & Career Program, shared the struggles her family faced before coming to Boys and Girls Country and the incredible victories she has achieved in her time with us. We were blown away by her courage and positivity!
We cannot thank our amazing Donors and Board Directors enough for all they do to make Boys and Girls Country a successful home for kids. The 2017 Heritage Award Dinner was a wonderful celebration and we can’t wait for next year! See our complete list of sponsors here.
It’s not too late to donate and support this event! To make a donation to the Heritage Award Dinner, click HERE.