400 Philanthropists, Artists and Advocates Stand Up To Domestic Violence
May 2, 2018, St. Petersburg, FL – Everyone in the courtyard stood up at CASA’s Farm to Table(aux) 2018 gala on April 28th. The evening was full of culinary indulgences, inspired performances, an exciting auction, cheer and laughter. But why did all 400 guests rise from their seats in unison?
They were standing up to a system where survivors of domestic violence feel ashamed while their abusers walk with heads held high. They were standing up to the idea that “this isn’t my problem,” despite the fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in America have experienced domestic violence.
They were standing up to silence.
CASA’s Farm to Table(aux) 2018 was a joyous occasion, because the outpouring of support for domestic violence survivors in Tampa Bay is something to be celebrated. All told, the event exceeded all fundraising expectations to support CASA’s prevention programs and life-saving services to end domestic violence!
The event, held at the Vinoy Renaissance’s newly renovated terrace, featured art installations and performance designed under the direction of Pinellas Dance Collective, American Stage, Jennifer Kosharek and Chris Liddell. Special musical performances were contributed by Taylor and Rochelle of Lie Low and Leatric Reid of ACT, the Art Conservatory for Teens.
Additional donations towards programs to end domestic violence are needed in order to fund for the remainder of the year. These vital contributions can be made online at www.casa-stpete.org/donate. For more information or to learn about future CASA events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 727-895-4912.
CASA EXTENDS A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
TSE Industries / The Klingel Family Foundation
Tech Data, Elevate, SMB/VAR Sales Team & Linda Rendleman
Tampa Bay Times
The New Barker
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Pridgen Realty, Inc.
The Carpet Store
Additional Thanks to
Brandi Image Photography, Jim Tizzano Real Estate Photography, Modern Mail & Print Solutions, T2 the S Design + Build and each and every organization / individual who donated to the live auction.