Mardi Gras Gala Sets Fundraising Record

Guests at the CCNH 14th Annual Mardi Gras Gala
Thanks to all of you – our amazing sponsors, auction item donors and attendees, the 14th Annual Mardi Gras Gala brought in more than $186,000 to help New Hampshire children, adults and elderly in need. This is up 43% over last year! Our guests, along with generous lead sponsorships from CGI Business Solutions and Citizens Bank, as well as sponsorships from other local businesses, took the event to a new level. Highlights from the evening included guests, Kalila and Sydney (video below) and matching Fund-A-Need gifts from Knights of Columbus Bishop Peterson Council #4442 and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Guests at the CCNH 14th Annual Mardi Gras Gala A generous, anonymous donation of $35,000 was also an unexpected surprise for the evening. New this year was the mobile bidding platform, which allowed guests to socialize and continue to bid throughout the evening.

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Attendees also had the opportunity to meet Kalila, who thanks to your support, is on solid footing and building a future for her and her daughter. See their story:
On behalf of our staff and the many individuals and families we help statewide, thank you for your support. We hope to see you next year! Photo credit: Janelle Sprague Photography.