On Saturday November 5th the partners of Previtera and Schimmel joined 800 of Philadelphia’s philanthropic young professionals at the 9th annual Fuel the Cure Gala. The benefit (held for the first time at the 23rd street armory) benefitted the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Summer Search. Both amazing organizations helping make the lives of children better.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants “wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions and provides an amazing experience. A wish come true has the power to make kids feel stronger, more courageous, and more determined to overcome their illnesses. Many families and healthcare providers believe the wish experience is the turning point in a wish kid’s battle against their illness.” (from the MAW Foundation Website Mission Statement)
Since 1990, Summer Search has “partnered with high schools, community-based organizations, and families to provide mentoring and experiential opportunities, and expand college support services for students from low-income backgrounds. It’s a long-term investment-the journey begins in their sophomore year of high school and continues through college graduation, and beyond. It takes time, money and a commitment to closing the educational gap.” (from the SS Website Mission Statement)
The night was capped off when partner Diana Schimmel Avena won the grand prize raffle- a trip to Mexico!
Check out some of the photos from the night of our partners in front of their sponsorship logo at the event step-and-repeat.
We are looking forward to sponsoring again next year!