June 21, 2021
A visual and performing arts fundraising event showcasing and supporting adults with developmental disabilities.
Sunflower Hill will host its annual fundraising gala, the Sunflower Showcase, a visual and performing arts event showcasing and supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on July 23, 2021 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, CA. The event is open to the public.
“We are very excited for this unique, inaugural event, which will feature many of the Sunflower Hill residents and program participants,” said Edie Nehls, Sunflower Hill Executive Director. “This is our most important fundraiser of the year and will provide critical financial support so that we can carry on with the meaningful work of our organization. We hope that everyone will join us for this memorable evening!”
The Sunflower Showcase will kick-off with a reception for VIP-ticket holders that will include tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and showcase works of art, poetry, and music by talented, local adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The mainstage event will be emceed by local comedian, Regina Stoops and feature a live, on-stage performance by Kodi Lee, America’s Got Talent Season 14 winner, heartfelt remarks on “Living Independently” by a Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch resident, as well as a short film on “Inclusion” by students from Futures Explored Film and Media Studio in Livermore. The students will then introduce their film live, on-stage at the event.
“A film premiere would not be complete without hearing from the artists who created the piece, and we can’t wait to hear what the students say about their film when they introduce it at the event,” said Nehls.
The event will also include games, raffles, and live and silent auctions. Tickets to the event range from $85 – $220 and can be purchased through the Bankhead Theater. Seating is limited. The Sunflower Showcase will also be livestreamed for those who wish to attend virtually. Virtual tickets are free with a suggested donation of $50, and can be reserved here.