Vocational Visions’ proudly presented their 11th annual Enchanted Evening fundraiser on May 3 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Estimate net proceeds are close to $90,000 and the organization recognized Albertson’s Stores as their 2014 Employer of the Year. The theme Enchanted Evening…at the Kentucky Derby was widely supported by 300 guests donning big hats and seersucker suits with all proceeds to support the programs and services of Vocational Visions to provide vocational, economic and social services to adults with disabilities.
Co-chaired by community leaders and Vocational Visions board members Hilary Hurt and Dr. Linda Albers, the lively fundraiser featured an expansive silent auction with over 125 items in addition to art pieces prepared by Vocational Visions participants. Attendees received Vocational Visions bucks to “bet” on horse races shown on screens throughout the ballroom. Master sommelier Peter Neptune served as event emcee and auctioneer.
The evening highlight was a heartwarming dance performance by Vocational Visions participants to songs including Run for the Roses, Horse Right Here and Fugue for Tinhorns from Guys and Dolls.
Albertsons store director Tim Teahen accepted the 2014 Employer of the Year award on behalf of Albertsons Stores and shared that they’ve been employing Vocational Visions participants in several Albertson’s stores for over 20 years.
For more information about the Enchanted Evening fundraiser or Vocational Visions, call 949.737.7280 or visit www.vocationalvision.org.
About Vocational Visions:
Vocational Visions has provided comprehensive vocational, economic and social services to Orange County adults with disabilities since 1974. Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., the nonprofit organization creates possibilities for men and women with disabilities by providing on and off-site job opportunities, a variety of social programs and rehabilitation and medical assistance as needed. Annually, Vocational Visions serves over 500 individuals with a wide range of developmental and other disabilities.