Inland Empire United Way to host 6th Annual Challenge for Children Gala
Pomona, CA – The Inland Empire United Way announces its 6th Annual Challenge for Children Gala to be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, March 9, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The benefit was developed in 2012 to support IEUW programs targeting youth health, education and poverty.
The evening, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will include a hosted cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent auction and live entertainment.
Highlighting opportunities for businesses and students, the theme Creating New Possibilities reflects the mission of United Way and the programs providing resources that allow children in the Inland Empire to achieve their dreams.
“We are everyday people equipping local youth with the tools, guidance and inspiration to succeed academically and reach future self-sufficiency,” said Gregory Bradbard IEUW President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal this year is to raise more than $100,000, specifically to ensure local youth from low-income families have the support needed to succeed in school and life. We are truly thankful for our partners in this important work.”
All funds generated from the evening will be used directly toward IEUW youth programs including Kids Pack, School Tools and Launch Point. These programs have collectively impacted more than 100,000 students through nutrition, education and career preparation services.
“If you haven’t been with us in the past, this is a great opportunity to learn more about IEUW efforts and showcase your business to more than 500 guest in attendance,” said Alyssa Cotter, Director of Development. “Every dollar raised will be put to use to serve underprivileged children in the Inland Empire.”
Tickets are $100 per guest and are available at www.ieuw.org/gala. The Sheraton Fairplex is located at 601 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768.
Inland Empire United Way is a 501C3 nonprofit that works in partnership with local community leaders, businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and individuals to build a stronger, healthier community. By focusing on health, education, financial stability and volunteerism, long-lasting and positive changes are made in the lives of individuals, children and families. The IEUW services areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. For more information visit www.ieuw.org.