Camaraderie Gala

A New Leaf raises money for homeless, domestic violence shelter programs

A New Leaf hosted its annual fundraising gala March 23 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort. Almost 400 guests attended the black-and-white-themed Camaraderie Gala, raising more than $375,000 for the organization’s homeless and domestic violence shelter programs.

On arrival, guests were greeted by the children of A New Leaf’s La Mesita after-school program. The evening included an interactive art installation, cocktails, a wine pull, silent and live auctions, a photo booth, and dinner and dancing.

Susan Freeman, partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, was presented with the 2019 Barbara Barrett Icon Award in recognition of her charitable work focusing on improving educational opportunities for women and girls around the world.

Gale Bass of RightThisMinute served as the emcee, and auctioneer Subyn Wadsworth generated bids and excitement for auction packages that included getaway stays, a flight and racing adventure package and a poker night with world champion poker player Tom Schneider.

PHOTOS BY ANGELA VAUGHAN, COURTESY A NEW LEAF

A New Leaf event manager Jen Barraza with Kevin and Derya Frei

Ana Castillo and Alexis Gonzalez, The Infinite Bond Foundation

Brad Snyder, A New Leaf board chair

Auctioneer Subyn Wadsworth and Tom Schneider, poker champion

Emcee Gayle Bass of RightThisMinute

Greeters from La Mesita after-school program

Children greeting guests Kevin and Derya Frei

Tom Schneider with event volunteers from Troop 691

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