About the Gala
The annual springtime gala is our signature fundraising event and a highlight of the year … and accounts for 38% of our annual budget — allowing us to serve our 1,200+ house guests each year!
A Gala of Giving is always a magical evening of fine food and spirits, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment, and special Sarah’s Guest House tributes.
This year, our theme is “2021 A Gala of Giving: Comforts of Home” and we are hosting in a hybrid fashion with an outdoor event at the venue itself (Embassy Suites Destiny USA) and a live stream of the program also broadcasted to those guests who host “home” parties, while others will be at the upscale “tailgate” party under a large white tent in the parking lot of Embassy Suites and we will be viewing the presentations on large screens outdoors.
Honorary Chair: Chris Panebianco
Chief Marketing Officer at Bankers Healthcare Group
Social responsibility is top of mind for Chris, and in his role he also focuses on forging partnerships with nonprofit organizations to further BHG’s corporate mission of giving back. He’s especially proud of BHG’s partnerships with Sarah’s Guest House, American Cancer Society, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish, House Calls for the Homeless, David’s Refuge, and the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center.
The 2021 Gala is ON!
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