We are pleased to share the exciting news that the Van Wezel Foundation’s 2020 Inspiration Gala was voted BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT for the Herald Tribune’s Reader’s Choice awards. The awards were announced in today’s issue of the Sunday newspaper. It is an honor to receive the first-place spot– especially in a community that is filled with worthy and wonderful fundraising events and activities. The Herald Tribune’s readers voted on this award, which makes the accolade even more meaningful.
As you know, last year’s Inspiration Gala raised $1 million for the first time in its 20-year history. It was a huge milestone for the Foundation, and we are grateful for the commitment and strategic vision of our Co-Chairs, Board of Directors, Host Committee, Gala Visionaries, Sponsors, and guests. The generous spirit from everyone who donated to last year’s event made the Inspiration Gala so successful.
Although we will be missing the Inspiration Gala in 2021, we will come back strong in 2022 – making it our best year yet. Currently the Foundation is exploring performance opportunities with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for our comeback.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Inspiration Gala the best fundraising event in Sarasota.
See photos from the event HERE.