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MLC 2019 Gala – That’s a Wrap!
The 2019 MLC Gala and Silent Auction has come to a close. Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees, and many volunteers that helped to make this year's gala a huge success. The final numbers are still being calculated, but it looks as if this is our best year yet!
by Lisa Abart
The rain cleared out and the guests filed in, to the Madonna Learning Center annual Gala, at the Memphis Hilton Hotel, on February 23rd. Over 900 guests were in attendance to enjoy a night of, “Reel Fun” for the students and adults at Madonna Learning Center. The evening was filled with great food, drinks, a silent auction with over 300 items, a wine pull, liquor lift and a Kendra Scott jewelry pull. Joe Birch, the MC for the night, and Jo Gilbert, Madonna Learning Center’s Executive Director, welcomed the guests, and “The Best Party in Town” began. The “Soul Shockers”, had the guests on their feet early, and the dance floor was filled in no time. The live auction was full of energy, with unique items such as a, one- of- a-kind art piece, made by the trainees at Madonna Learning Center, a trip to the Nascar Race, Memphis staycation packages, concert tickets to upcoming shows, and more!! Next year will be Madonna Learning Center’s 50th Anniversary, and the Gala will be going “Golden. Save the Date, for February 22nd!
Madonna Learning Center provides a nurturing, faith-based educational and social environment that empowers children and young adults with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families. MLC’s target population is children and young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities (Down syndrome, autism, rare genetic disorders, seizure disorders, etc.) beginning at age 4 serving Memphis, TN and surrounding counties.
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