2023 A Canvas of Hope Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Art & Creativity for Healing held its annual Palette of Colors fundraiser on April 29 at the beautiful site of Rancho Santa Margarita’s Bell Tower with 210 guests. This year’s theme ‘A Canvas of Hope’ grossed $88K with 100% of proceeds supporting the organization’s emotional healing programs through art and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear, or stress.
The nonprofit’s largest fundraiser of the year, Rancho Santa Margarita resident Thanh Cambaliza served as the event chair while Newport Beach resident Elizabeth Kurtz was the silent auction chair. During the evening program honorees included Laura Svette, Big Heart Award for Outstanding Service & Support; Jennette Pulecio, Big Heart Award for Teacher of the Year; and Grace Schlichter, Big Heart Award for Volunteer of the Year.
A live auction featured speakers about the organization’s major programs including Healing for Heroes and their Families Military Group, Families in Life Transitions, Teens & At-Risk Youth, and Women Survivors.
The “Doodle Project”
This year, we gave each table a small “Doodle Project” to complete. Every table had a great time with this activity, and you can see the results here:
The Group Creation
Another event highlight was a group canvas project where attendees participated in painting colors of their choice demonstrating the organization’s Art4Healing® method. Later, the artwork was auctioned by Joe Future of DJ Tempoe for $500. Here is the result of the group’s effort:
Thank you to our Board
Without our wonderful Board of Directors, we wouldn’t be able to continue to spread Our Mission!
The Photo Booth
We had a photo booth set up during the event along with a wide variety of costume props. Everyone had a great time dressing up: