Following the very successful “TRACE3 Culinary Masters” gala last May benefitting Project Hope, once again was the benefitting charity for the 2012 TRACE3 “Table For Ten” Culinary Event. The event took place March 18th, 2012 at the prestigious & exclusive Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach and was able to raise close to $260,000!
“I am so excited to be a part of what is beginning to happen with Project Hope Alliance,” said Hayes Drumwright, Founder and CEO of Trace3. “The support and funds generated from Table for Ten will allow us to enhance both our education services and Family Stability Program for the motel and homeless families we serve,” continued Drumwright, who is also the Vice President of the Board of Project Hope Alliance. “Our goal of helping families to become self-sufficient and providing a real chance for their children to succeed, clearly inspired many this night and now we have the honor of putting those funds to work. By this time next year, we will have moved at least 20 more families into stable housing. We are also in process of helping to fund additional resources for our school, the Boys and Girls Club, and our transportation program which serve our kids from 7:30-5:30, allowing their parents to work full-time jobs so they can get back on their feet. We are giving these families something they deserve…Hope.”
Top chefs & restaurants from five star properties in Los Angeles to San Diego participated at the black-tie Gala. Twenty-three of the top chefs in Southern California prepared their masterpiece signature dishes paired with premium wines for lucky intimate tables of 10 guests. The chefs & restaurants went all out with inspiring table designs, cuisine fit for royalty, exquisite wines perfectly paired for each course and five-star “white glove” service from the individual restaurants wait staff.
At the event, Project Hope Alliance unveiled its Motel Installation project, developed in partnership with the Clair Trevor School of Fine Arts at UCI. The highly interactive exhibit, invited guests to walk through a 214 square foot motel room and experience how difficult it is for families to live in those cramped spaces. The installation was built to help raise awareness of the negative affect motel living has on children. The Project Hope Alliance plans to take the exhibit on tour as a way to rally support for its effort to end family homelessness in Orange County.
The evening also featured an extensive Live & Super Silent upscale auction with a wine auction showcasing rare and exotic wines along with featuring adventures throughout the world. It was an unforgettable evening for all the senses, which also included musical entertainment and an exciting live auction.
For more information about the event, please contact Pam Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org