StarStruck's Gala, celebrating 19 years of Artistic Excellence, was the talk of the town, raising an impressive $200,000 in sponsorships, ticket sales and gifts!
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception amidst the fanciful setting of theatrical scenery and props in the StarStruck warehouse; the future site of StarStruck's Acting studio, scene and costume shop & more. Next, the party moved into the David L. Smythe Children's Theatre for the main event. An impressive cast of 27 took to the Patricia Kassis Lambrecht Stage with heartfelt performances and tributes to the non-profit organization that has left such a lasting impact on thousands of families over the last 2 decades. In an unexpected twist of events, philanthropist David Smythe issued a $50,000 match challenge. With the masterful help of auctioneer Elliot Paul, StarStruck's amazing family of supporters sprung into action and together raised over $100,000!
💜 A HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS 💜
We are grateful to the many volunteers lending their time and talents to StarStruck! Here are a few Special thanks to some who went WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND: Rebecca Beery, Andrea Clayton, Pete Morello and the amazing staff at The UPS Store 5330, Leslie Levy, Elliot Paul, Sheryl Paul, Lisa Paul, Fran Rago, Nichol D’Agostino, Gayle Anderson, Rachel Wolowitz, Julia Sansevere, Rob Shekon, Jackie McNevin. On behalf of StarStruck Theatre and the families we serve, THANK YOU for making our 2019 Gala a resounding success! We can't do it without you.
Patricia Kassis Lambrecht, David L. Smythe, Jack and CeeJay Heckenberg, Lois and Michael Lazarus, Bultman Architecture, Michael Flaugh: Landscape Architect, Diamonds by Terry, Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina: Sandy and Joe Rieger, Keith and Tatiana Kopp: Kopp Development, The Saelzer/Atlas Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, Southeastern Printing, Suntrust Bank, UPS Store 5330, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bysshe, The Christu Family, Custom Auto Center, Elliot Paul & Company Auctions, Shawn T. Engebretsen, DMD, Paul J. Feinsinger, CPA/CFP, Nina Ferraro, P.A., Healthfully Yours, Law Office of J. Mark Rodgers, Melanie Khoury, Nancy Marin, Plato's Closet Jensen Beach, Julia C. Sansevere, P.A., Anna and Alexander Srb: Kopp Development, Davies and Gayle Tainter, Treasure Coast Legal, The Champions Club at Summerfield