LEXINGTON Shriners Children’s Lexington’s annual Care for Children Gala, presented by Commonwealth Credit Union, was held Saturday, August 27, at the Central Bank Center. This year was the event’s second most successful year in terms of dollars and the largest attendance in terms of table sponsorships sold. Over 280 registered guests enjoyed the evening and heard from Shriners patients Grayson, 18, and Arlo, 4.
Shriners Children’s Lexington director of philanthropy Wesley Scott said, “Our local corporate council is a group of nearly 50 businesses that support patient care locally. While Shriners Children’s is an international organization, the Lexington corporate council works to fund our local facility. All funds raised locally stay local and support patients from Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. With the addition of this year’s funds, our corporate council has raised nearly $1.5M towards patient care since 2014, and the gala is one important source of those much-needed funds. The Lexington facility is funded 70% from philanthropic sources, so our budget relies on the generosity of our corporate and individual donors.”
MD-Update is a member of the Shriners Children’s Lexington corporate council.