Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Change The World For One Benefit Dinner 2013!

Our fourth annual Change The World For One Benefit was a huge success! 
With over 360 people in attendance, we cannot thank all of our supporters enough! 
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who attended our benefit dinner on April 25th and to all who donated to our silent auction! 
The Benefit was held at the downtown Hilton in Nashville, TN. 
The night began with a silent auction with some amazing items to bid on! 

 Big thank you to our host, Erika Page White, an actress, adoptee, and also married to country music artist, Bryan White.  She shared some of her adoption story! 

 Also, big thanks, to Michael Venable, who shared the many great things that have come through Ordinary Hero, to celebrate the life of his wife, Beth, since her passing in August. 

There wasn't a dry eye in the house after country music artist, Jimmy Wayne, shared his amazing personal testimony about an elderly couple taking him into their home at the age of 16 when he was homeless. They raised him until their passing. Jimmy went on a walk across America to raise awareness of the foster care children in America, and successfully urged the governors of TN and CA to raise the legal age of foster care children aging out of the system from age 18 to 21. 

 Thank you to Stuart McWhorter for sharing at our event about the 
recent adoption of their two daughters from Ethiopia. 

 We were honored to have some folks in the Nashville music industry at our event. Big thanks to American Idol finalist and music artist, Kristy Lee Cook, also, 
Gary Chapman and his beautiful wife, Cassie, 
and Bryan and Erika White, Tim Akers, and Jimmy Wayne, for all your support for Ordinary Hero! 

Speaking of not a dry eye in the house, CLICK HERE to watch the amazing adoption story of the Krehbiel Family, among others. They are truly Ordinary Heroes! 

Lastly, I must thank our AMAZING committee!!! We simply could not do this benefit year after year without such amazing help from these beautiful women! Thank you, ladies for the time and energy you put into this event to make sure it is a success! 

 We were totally blessed by all the support! We think it was our best benefit yet! 
Click here to view more pictures from the evening. 
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to all who attended, and all who gave in so many ways! 
If you were unable to attend, but would like to show your support for Ordinary Hero, you may donate by clicking here. This benefit gives us the support we need to sustain our organization each year. 
We are blessed to be able to help children in need all over the world! 

1 comment:

  1. What an incredible benefit! A friend & I are birthing a non-profit to promote adoption from China. And watching Ordinary Hero grow to reach so many has been a great inspiration to us! Thanks for letting us be a part of what you are doing!