FOCUS On Recovery Sets Record at 2018 Gala,
“An Evening of Art Focused on Recovery!”
Birmingham, AL, October 24, 2018 – On Thursday, October 18, FOCUS On Recovery hosted its largest annual fundraising event. This year, the gala was themed “An Evening of Art Focused on Recovery!” and included a silent auction featuring an array of original art works from various local artists as well as FOCUS residents.
Proceeds raised by the event surpassed last year, making this its most successful gala to date. Profits will go toward funding FOCUS On Recovery’s long-term transitional program for women in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.
This Gala was FOCUS On Recovery’s first evening event and replaced the nonprofit’s annual Spirit of Recovery Luncheon. Guests were treated to a remarkable evening hosted at Park Crest Event Facility. While being entertained by the sounds of Steel City Prophets, attendees strolled throughout the venue enjoying the works of art, dining at the numerous food stations (courtesy of renowned Chef Darryl Borden) and participating in several “interactive” art displays.
“The FOCUS Gala “An Evening of Art Focused on Recovery!” was extremely successful and certainly a night to remember.” says Jackie Batson, Focus On Recovery’s executive director. “We attribute much of our success to overwhelming community support, our dedicated sponsors and our active board members. I am certain next year will be even bigger and better”
Board Members: Doug McIntyre – President, Kenneth Northrup – Vice-President, Beverly H. Dixon – Secretary, Alyson Hood – Treasurer, John Anderson, Jeff Davis, Kerry D. Graves, Anna L. Hart, Deborah H. Hawkins, Greg Larkin, John Langlow III, M.D., Anne M. Schmidt, M.D., and Breanna Sexton
Valued Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, New Directions Behavioral Health, Fowler Davis, Protective Life, Lloyd & Hogan, Bradford Health Services, Medical Properties Trust, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Sirote and Permutt, and Triple R Metals
About FOCUS On Recovery
For over 15 years, FOCUS has served women in recovery from alcohol, drugs and other related behaviors by providing a safe, structured and sober living community. FOCUS utilizes a system that emphasizes trust, respect, confidentiality and compassion. They assist women through programs and supportive activities during the transitional period between primary treatment and lasting recovery.
FOCUS is located in Hoover, AL. For more information, please call 205.822.7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Office Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9am – 4pm, Fri: 9am – 12pm
FOCUS On Recovery to Host It’s First Art Gala
Birmingham, AL, October 9, 2018 – On Thursday, October 18, FOCUS On Recovery will host its largest annual fundraising event, “An Evening of Art Focused on Recovery!” The event will raise awareness and funding for FOCUS On Recovery’s long-term transitional program for women in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. Proceeds from the evening will go directly toward funding the FOCUS Program.
This Gala will be FOCUS On Recovery’s first evening event and replaces the nonprofit’s annual Spirit of Recovery Luncheon. The affair will be held at Park Crest Event Facility, 2030 Little Valley Rd Hoover, AL and run from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy delicious food by renowned Chef Darryl Borden. The Gala will offer entertainment including live music by Steel City Prophets, live art demonstrations, and a cash bar. The Gala will feature a large silent auction of over 60 items including original works from various local artists, golf outings, hotel and entertainment packages, and more. Attire is casual chic.
“The FOCUS Gala “An Evening of Art Focused on Recovery!” will only happen once a year and features original artwork created by FOCUS residents, as well as pieces by a variety of professional artists in the silent auction,” says Jackie Batson, Focus On Recovery’s executive director. “The event is a marvelous opportunity to acquire some unique artwork, as well as enjoy good company, music, and excellent hors d’oeuvres; all while supporting this life changing program.”
Sponsorships and tickets are available now; for more information or to make reservations, please call 205-822-7300, or visit my.focus-on-recovery.org/Gala.