The EVOLVE Gala raises funds to improve the lives of more than 2,500 children, youth and families who benefit from health care programs at The Centers for Youth and Families. It also celebrates the evolution of The Centers from the Elizabeth Mitchell Children's Home to a statewide organization serving families today.
It is a fun-filled night that will feature music by Mayday by Midnight, a live and silent auction, great food and more - all to raise funds to change lives of children, youth and families in your community.
We will highlight our Therapeutic Foster Care Program, through which almost 100 children each year are placed in safe, loving and nurturing homes. with foster parents trained by The Centers. We will honor Dawn Scott, KTHV Channel 11 Anchor, as our Hero of Hope. Dawn is a community leader who goes above and beyond for youth in the community. She produces and anchors the station's Emmy award-winning "A Place to Call Home" specials and segments, which feature Arkansas children up for adoption. Many of the children she has featured have been adopted. We will recognize the Champions of Hope, young men in their junior or senior year of high school, who have completed a unique service, leadership and philanthropy curriculum that includes raising at least $1,500 each to help children served through programs at Centers for Youth and Families.
The EVOLVE Gala - "The Places You'll Go" Chairs: Jennifer & JD Lowery