On Saturday, August 18th, Acloché hosted our biggest event of the year, the Warriors & Survivors Charity Gala!
In March, we marked our 50th year in business, having served Central Ohio since 1968. Acloché has evolved and grown to play an integral role connecting job seekers to employers in a variety of industries, and as a way to show our gratitude, we put together a night to remember, with proceeds benefiting two incredible local organizations: Run Down the Demons and She Has a Name.
Run Down the Demons is a local non-profit whose mission is to address mental health disorders related to Veterans, active service members, and their families. She Has a Name is a strong community of abolitionists that exists to fight human trafficking through education, collaboration, and survivor care.
The Gala, which was open to the public, featured dozens of classic casino mainstays such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and much more, all accompanied by professional dealers and casino management, with winnings being exchanged for raffle tickets for a wide array of fantastic prizes. In addition to the games, the Gala also featured a silent auction, dancing, food, and an open bar complete with our 50th Anniversary signature drink, The Vintage 1968.
With hundreds of attendees and thousands of dollars raised, we are so incredibly thankful to our communities for coming out and showing support. We want to thank everyone involved with putting together such an amazing night, including our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and most importantly our charity partners Run Down the Demons and She Has a Name. Without the effort put forth by the entire Charity Gala team, this fundraiser would have never been possible.
We wanted to recognize our corporate sponsors not only for their contributions toward our fundraising goal, but for also attending the Charity Gala (and bringing plenty of guests!): Hauser Wealth Management; EasyIT; Sedgwick; Columbus Business First; Cohen & Co; Littler; Key Bank; Outreach Promotional Solutions; Huntington Bank; Quandel Construction; Air Waves LLC; Park National Bank; RetroFoam; Mid-State Bolt and Nut Company; Genesis Healthcare; Hidaka USA, Inc.; Honda Logistics; ITC Manufacturing; MES Inc.; Scotts Miracle-Gro; Luebbe Hearing Services; and Avionté.
No matter how big or small, each Act of Gratitude in our 50 for 50 campaign is meant to signify Acloché’s commitment to our community, and the Warriors & Survivors Charity Gala certainly did that and more. We had an incredible night, and we hope all those in attendance did too!
An album full of photos from the evening’s event can be found on our Facebook page here.
Click here to learn more about our 50 for 50 campaign and to read about last week’s event, and check back next Friday for an update on our 50th anniversary celebration!