Spirit and Splendor a success!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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We are still in awe and humbled by your generosity after taking this week to finish our work from Spirit and Splendor. What a way to celebrate our 75th anniversary! Thank you to everyone to sponsored, supported, attended and volunteered to make this event a tremendous success. With your support, our sixth annual event grossed more than $190,000!

Jennings extends a very special note of gratitude to The Sanson Company and Rockport Ready Mix for their generosity as Event Sponsors. The rich history of Public Auditorium was an excellent venue, and guests enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Executive Caterers. There were many winners of random raffles and silent auction items, but the live auction stole the show. We were awestruck by your generosity of our “Fund A Need” during this time for our Music and Memory program. We raised $191,285 through the Spirit and Splendor event, with $29,355 specifically to expand the Music and Memory program for Jennings. The event was supported by 62 generous sponsors and 400 individual attendees. There were 160 packages in the auction thanks to our generous in-kind supporters. Thank you to the nearly 60 volunteers who helped make this event happen: from the pre-planning that began at the end of last year, to the creative energy through auction package assembly, throughout the night of event festivities continued by event wrap-up the week after.

This diamond anniversary is a wonderful milestone for Jennings, and we thrilled to continue our ministry. As Jennings’ President and CEO Allison Q. Salopeck said in her remarks, “We are now serving the children and grandchildren of the first (Jennings) residents, and the care and services still have the same trademark of excellence. We certainly are not the same organization that was begun in 1942 with the bequest of Monsignor Gilbert Jennings and carried out by the Sisters of the Holy Spirit to build and operate a home for older persons who otherwise could not afford a proper place to live. We aren’t the same, but we have stayed faithful to those roots and are proud to carry on not only the bequest, but the work of the Sisters.”

Thank you Left of Center Photography for capturing some wonderful moments for us. Click here to see our photo album.

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