The Service Guild of Birmingham concluded its fundraising year Feb. 25 with the 24th annual Guild Gala to benefit the Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs.
At the invitation of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Phillip Beasley II, the black-tie event was held at the Country Club of Birmingham. It was coordinated by chairman Tommie Ford along with auction chairman Katie Bolton and decorations chairman Joanna Goodman.
Guests were treated to cocktails, a silent auction, dinner prepared by head chef Jason Knowles, a live auction conducted by Jack Granger of Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. with guest host Lance Taylor of the WJOX Round Table and entertainment by the Double Feature Band.
Winning bidders left the auction with prizes, including a holiday in Tuscany, an emerald and diamond pendant donated by Bromberg’s, a trip to Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland and an original painting by Stutts Everette.
Gala sponsors were EBSCO Industries, Inc., Financial Building Services, Buffalo Rock Company, Coca-Cola United, Kinetic Communications, Haskell Slaughter, Plastic Surgery Specialists, Scott Dukes & Geisler, P.C., and Wells Fargo. More than 100 Birmingham area businesses donated items for the auction.
The gala raised more than $150,000.
The Service Guild is dedicated to maximizing the potential of children from birth to 3 years of age at risk for development delay through the professional services of the Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs.
Service Guild members have collectively contributed more than 3,200 hours in the classroom this year working individually with the children enrolled in the center’s programs.
For information about the Service Guild of Birmingham or becoming a member, contact Ashley Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theserviceguild.org.