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2022 Through the Looking Glass Gala

June 13, 2022

The 2022 Through the Looking Glass Gala did not disappoint! We are happy to share that this Great Gatsby inspired event generated over $220,000 towards our mission and programs! This is the highest revenue grossing TTLG Gala event in our 10-Year History! It was a beautiful evening mixed with excitement and rekindled connections after a two year in-person hiatus due to the pandemic.

Approximately 330 guests joined the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel, IN for this fundraising event featuring a silent and live auction with over 100 unique auction packages, an inspirational speech from special guest, Craig MacFarlane, a Fund-A-Need moment supporting the five IBCF investment areas at ISBVI, and casino gaming for prizes with the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple

Special guest, Craig MacFarlane, widely recognized as the World’s Most Celebrated Totally Blind Athlete, shared his stories of competing on both national and world stages, winning more than 100 gold medals in wrestling, track and field, water skiing, water ski jumping, and golf. More amazing, this extraordinary athletic success is little more than the backdrop to an even more astonishing life in the world of business. MacFarlane delivered a unique perspective with a charismatic style that inspired every attendee to give big to the IBCF investment areas at ISBVI that help students with vision impairments thrive. Over $57,000 was generated for the arts, assistive technology, career development, family engagement, and health and wellness programs at ISBVI during the Fund-A-Need portion of the evening.

 

 

 

 

Check out this year’s gala video by 12 Stars Media.

The following video features audio description and open captioning. 

 

Through 2022, the Through the Looking Glass Gala has generated over $1,000,000 in financial support towards our mission. Thank you to all the Gala supporters throughout the last 10 years for making this financial support possible. We hope to see everyone back on Saturday, October 7, 2023, for another great event!

Big thanks to the 2022 Through the Looking Glass Gala committee, Lindsey Jordan- Chair, Teree Bosso, Jill Cline, Dr. Diana Fisher, Linda Francisco, Dr. Stephanie Jackson-Colbert, Michelle Freeman, Sharyle Hardymon, Mary Kelley, Amanda Madore, Dr. Melissa Melott, Audrey Nelson, Missy Parrish, Christy Shepard, Francene Thomas, Jade Wallace, and Dr. Hannah Wilson.

Thank You 2022 Through the Looking Glass Gala Sponsors