Annual Shelter Gala raises $48,000 to fund violence prevention programs

(Photo courtesy of Carly Neill)
(Photo courtesy of Carly Neill)

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation hosted its ninth annual Shelter Gala on November 18, a black tie fundraiser at one of Toronto’s most historic venues.

Dr. Angelique Jenney provided a keynote address about the impact of domestic violence on children, and singer-songwriter Joanna Chapman-Smith and the Classical String Quartet provided musical entertainment.

Thanks to the generosity of guests, sponsors and supporters, the event raised $48,000 to fund violence prevention and education programs for youth. Some money is also going towards helping youth learn how to develop healthy relationships and build lives free from abuse.

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is proud to be Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and domestic violence prevention. Since 1998, $22 million has been raised in support of more than 200 local shelters and other national charities.

Scroll through images from the event below.
(All photos courtesy of Carly Neill)

Shelter Gala 2016

This story was originally featured on the Royal LePage Leading Edge website and has been adapted for our site with permission.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *