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David Feherty 'drives' Samaritan Inn Gala
By Michael Murtha
The Samaritan Inn, Collin County’s only homeless shelter, welcomes CBS broadcaster and former PGA golfer David Feherty as the keynote speaker for its Feb. 23, 2013, gala. The annual gala, hosted by WFAA Channel 8 reporter Steve Stoler, is the primary fundraiser for The Samaritan Inn, and this year the event is sponsored by Capital One Financial Corporation.
Last year, over 700 people called The Samaritan Inn home, and 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to shelter, food, clothing, counseling and life skills classes. The mission of the program is to help people return to independence within the community, and over 72 percent of their population succeeds.
“Capital One is committed to investing in programs and partnerships that expand economic opportunities for individuals, families, and communities,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Capital One’s Plano-based Financial Services division. “We are proud to support The Samaritan Inn and their efforts to provide critical, lifesaving services to individuals and families throughout Collin County.”
Marianne Richardson, Gala Chair, shared: “This year’s Gala will focus on the children whose families have been forced into homelessness by the unfortunate consequences of our country's economy. The Inn provides these children safe, secure and much needed respite from the unstable environment, hunger, and fear associated with their parents’ plight, while their parents focus their efforts on obtaining job training and gainful employment.”
The gala will also include a seated dinner, hosted bar and silent auction. Tickets are $200 each, and tables of ten are $2,500. Table hosts will also enjoy a private reception with David Feherty. Sponsorships at all levels are still available.
To purchase tickets or get more information go to: http://www.TheSamaritanInnGala.org
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