34th Annual Camaraderie Gala

A New Leaf raises more than $300K for homeless and domestic violence shelter programs

A New Leaf hosted its highest grossing gala to date Feb. 24 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. More than 360 guests came out to the superhero-themed gala, which raised more than $300,000 for the organization’s homeless and domestic violence shelter programs.

As guests arrived, they were greeted by the “super” children of A New Leaf’s La Mesita after-school program, setting the tone for giving. The evening included before dinner cocktails, a themed wine pull, silent and live auctions, caricature art, a superhero photo booth, dinner and dancing.

Pat McMahon served as the emcee, and auctioneer Yve Rojas generated bids and excitement for auction packages that included a getaway stay, foodie package and a year of shoes from Sam Edelman – the crowd favorite – to raise funds to support A New Leaf programs.

Entertainer Adam Vargas performed during the event, and Sapphire Skies closed the evening with music and dancing. Production support was provided by Davisson Entertainment.

PHOTOS BY BRIELLE PATTERSON

Sapphire Sky entertains gala guests

Mesa Mayor John Giles

La Mesita after-school children greet guests

Super hero-themed photo booth

Gala sponsors Corporate Interior Systems

Club Tattoo owners Sean and Thora Dowdell with Deb Oberhamer, and Lee and Laura Bode

A New Leaf CEO Michael Hughes and his wife, Petey, with David and Ginny Jontes

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