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We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 SAFEchild Spring Gala raised more than $100,000 for our programs and services aimed at eliminating child abuse and neglect! The more than 300 attendees had a wonderful evening dining on delicious nibbles from Empire Eats Catering, bidding on silent and live auction items and dancing the night away.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who made the evening spectacular and a huge thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting SAFEchild’s mission to ‪#‎StopAbuseForEverychild‬: Focus on Hope, Fred Anderson Toyota, North State Bank Mortgage, WRAL TV, Ammons Building, Duke Energy, Grant Thornton LLP, Lysaght & Associates,Nationwide Insurance, Oberlin Road Pediatrics, Rely MD, Sentinel Risk Advisors, Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP, Contenda Health, Eckel & Vaughan, First Citizens Bank, Gladwell Orthodontics, Hodges Insurance Agency, Inc., jet3, Jordan Price Law Firm, PPD – Pharmaceutical Product Development, Telepathic Graphics INC, Williams Overman Pierce LLP,Joe Bunn DJ Company, CE Rental, Marbles Kids Museum, and 18 Seaboard.

Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and more who made this event possible and support our mission to end the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect!

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Host Committee for Spring Gala


Dr. Meera Kelley and Dr. Benjamin Alexander

Rebecca and Chris Ayers

Marisa and Joshua Bryant

Tanya and Kevin Ceglowski

Audrey Chester and Col. Dr. Frank Yang

Sara and Dan DeLeo

Adam and Martha Derbyshire

Dr. Sallie Permar and Matt Ferraguto

Cameron and Damien Graham

Samantha and Greg Hatem

Kelly and Spence Huffstetler

Chancy and Keith Kapp

Catherine King

Reston and James Mattox

Harriet and Patrick Mills

Ashley and Sterling Perkinson

Anita and George Pinther

Rebecca Quinn-Wolf

Danielle and Ryan Shuirman

Lauren and Jason Smith

Kelly and Dr. Brent Townsend

Whitney and Eric von Haam

Elizabeth Riley-Young and John M. Young

Spring Gala Corporate Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Anderson Toyota

Focus on Hope, Inc.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Ammons Building


Grant Thornton

LySaght and Associates


Oberlin Pediatrics


Sentinel Risk Advisors

Whitfield Bryson and Mason


Bronze Sponsors

Contenda Health Eckel & Vaughan

First Citizens

Gladwell Orthodontics

Hodges Insurance

Jet 3 (Scott Scheve)

Jordan Price

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Telepathic Graphics

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We look forward to seeing you!