The 2013 Annual Chrysalis Ball was more successful than any other year, having record attendance with over 850 guests and grossing approximately $845,000 in revenue, nearly $100,000 more than the previous year.
For the fourth year in a row, Capital One served as the Title Underwriter for the event, which is the largest fundraising event held by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County. In addition to Capital One, underwriters included PetroVen, Inc., The Frisco Bar & Grill, Advanced Fixtures, Inc., Park Place Lexus and Jaguar Plano, Albertson’s, Frisco Style Magazine, Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center and the Bill Shaddock Companies: Capital Title, Willow Bend Mortgage and First National Title Insurance Company. The event was held in October at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
For the second year in a row, Ken Moraif of Money Matters with Ken Moraif, matched a donation of $100,000 during our Sponsor a Child portion of the evening. A local Boys and Girls Club member shared their emotional story kicking off Sponsor a Child. This young person’s story had the audience engaged and providing a standing ovation for the speaker.
A total of over $280,000 was raised during this portion of the evening, which is higher than any previous year. A very successful live and silent auction, a special Bus Challenge Donation by The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation coupled with the many corporate underwriting and personal table sponsorships made this event the most successful event that the BGCCC has had. The event wrapped up with guests enjoying live music from the award winning Emerald City Band.
“We were overwhelmed by the support of our corporate and individual supporters in the many communities that we serve,” said Mike Simpson, CEO. “It is not only their financial support, but the thousands of hours volunteering that make a difference in the lives of the children that we serve. With a 24% growth last year in members in the BGCCC and now a 25-28% growth this school year, the funds generated through our gala, will help us continue our after school, summer and outreach programs that impact thousands of young people this year.”
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County has announced that next year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center and that the band TOP will be playing at the event.
About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County has been meeting the needs of children in Collin County since 1968. The BGCCC’s mission is to “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The organization currently serves approximately 7,000 children each year through its after-school, summer and outreach programs. The BGCCC serves 65 schools in Collin County. The organization has branches in McKinney, Plano and Frisco and currently operate extension sites at Shepton High School and a West Plano site at the Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. Visit bgccc.org.