World’s Greatest Office Party raised record-breaking $70,000
Nearly 1,100 guests “Partied for a Purpose” to support Whaley Children’s Center
FLINT, Mich. — Nearly 1,100 guests attended the 30th annual World’s Greatest Office Party on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, which raised a new record of $70,000. All proceeds directly benefit Whaley Children’s Center’s (WCC) nationally accredited residential and clinical programs for children who have suffered from abuse and neglect.
“We’re extremely thrilled to have hit a new record this year, beating last year’s record by almost $10,000,” said Katrina Khouri, WCC director of development. “We honestly could not have done this without the wonderful support of our community, including our numerous sponsors, committee members, volunteers, donors and vendors.”
The World’s Greatest Office Party is one of three major annual fundraisers WCC hosts to help fill the gap between federal funding and their annual operating budget.
This year’s Roaring 20s themed-event featured a silent auction and various raffles, such as the Medawar Champagne Raffle, Vic Canever Chevrolet Wildcard Super Raffle, and Heads or Tails. Entertainment included live performances by Mel Ball and Colours, DJ ChaChi from Liquid Entertainment, DJ Ben Baker, DJ Art Lenoir and the Detroit Circus.
“The World’s Greatest Office Party is a great place to catch up with old friends, meet new people and support a good cause. People have already told us that they can’t wait for next year,” said Abbey Smith, WCC development and event coordinator.
This year’s title sponsor was Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage Lending. Other sponsors included Al Serra Auto Plaza; Chasse Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio; Wendling Orthodontics; Holiday Inn Gateway Centre; Cumulus Radio; Outfront Media; Townsquare Media, Cars 108; Medawar Jewelers; Landaal Packaging; Loeb Charitable Trust administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank; Elga Credit Union; Security Credit Union; Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Signs by Crannie; Financial Plus Credit Union; Sam’s Club; C. Patrick Gray, D.D.S., P.C.; Al Bourdeau Insurance Agency; Mlive Media Group, The Flint Journal; Bobby Mukkamala, M.D., & Nita Kulkarni, M.D.; Vic Canever Chevrolet; On the Town Magazine; Big John Steak & Onion; Diplomat; The Stereo Guy; Dr. Seif Saeed; and FOX 66.
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You can also view photos from the event on Whaley Children's Center's Facebook.