The Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation hosted its Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction on October 19 at Quiet Cannon in Montebello. The event was well attended with 150 friends, supporters and donors dressed to the nines celebrating 11 years of service. This year’s theme was the recognition and appreciation of YOU, our volunteers and supporters. It is your unwavering support that has allowed the organization to grow in both scope of work and number of children served.
The evening started with a cocktail hour where guests were treated to passed hors d’oeuvres and had the opportunity to bid on more than 50 silent auction items, ranging from a wine fridge to Lakers tickets and vacations. Before dinner, Board of Director Jimmy Lin welcomed the crowd and an invocation was delivered by Board of Director Brian Kim. Guests then enjoyed a three-course meal with wine while our newest partner, Maggie Holly from the Tam-Ky Project, spoke about their work in the mountainous region of Vietnam and the importance of the partnership between Han-Schneider and her organization. As a result of the collaboration, more than 1,800 children across 14 different schools are now receiving a nutritious meal everyday at school.
Then, Director of Operations Zachary Lopez took to the podium to drive home the night’s theme. He spoke about the achievements from HSICF over the years, but highlighted that it wasn’t ours alone – that every single person who has ever attended any Han-Schneider function shares in those achievements. He finished by sharing this year’s video – a 5-minute tribute to Dr. Arthur E. Schneider and all our volunteers and supporters.
To end the night, Executive Director Arthur Han thanked everyone again for being such a crucial part of the HSICF family. Together we have been able to accomplish so much over the last 11 years we have been serving the children of the world. You – our friends, family and supporters – deserve the recognition as heroes. Together we have fed, clothed, and educated thousands of children in six different countries.
The event raised nearly $30,000 which will help the foundation continue to serve children around the globe for many more years to come. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this year’s Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction and everyone who has support us over the years.
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