Bethlehem Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHARTER ARTSFACTORY served as the site sponsor for Charter Arts’ 2019 Gala of Dreams. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHARTER ARTSFACTORY served as the site sponsor for Charter Arts’ 2019 Gala of Dreams.
Gala attendees Sheryl Maher, Charter Arts’ Executive Director Diane LaBelle, and Blaine Phillips. Gala attendees Sheryl Maher, Charter Arts’ Executive Director Diane LaBelle, and Blaine Phillips.
Guests dance to the sounds of the Charter Arts Dance Band. Guests dance to the sounds of the Charter Arts Dance Band.

2019 Gala of Dreams Guests kick up their heels at Charter Arts fundraiser

Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in School

The Lehigh Vallley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) held its 16th Annual Gala of Dreams in May at FACTORY in South Bethlehem. The fundraising event was attended by close to 250 guests and featured a night of entertainment and fun.

The evening included a silent auction and cocktail hour with the sounds of the Charter Arts Big Band. Then, guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction, dancing, and a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and surprises throughout the night. Guests and the community also enjoyed a live video and photo montage which was projected onto the school building, a creation by Lyn Godley, associate professor of Industrial Design at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and her students.

The 2019 Gala of Dreams’ major sponsor was PNC Bank. The Silver Curtain sponsor was The Lawrence Family, and the site Ssponsor was FACTORY. Table sponsors included Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, UPMC Health Plan, Cornerstone Consulting Engineers & Architectural, Inc., Highmark Blue Shield, Magellan Financial, Inc., The Hratko Family, Sell-Herron Funeral Homes, Jefferson-Werner, LLC, Stellar Advisor, and St. Luke’s University Health Network.

The event designer was Dave Reppert of Wishes Entertainment & Event Design and catering was by Karen Hunter Catering.