Meet the Honorees: Jessica Trepagnier

Where did you grow up? 
Baton Rouge, LA

Name a hobby or a favorite sport.
Favorite sport is LSU Football, and my favorite hobby is entertaining my friends and family.

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My grandmother, Agnes Honore, she taught me how to live with grace, the importance of knowing how to sew, and finishing crossword puzzles. 

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
A great deal, having a platform to engage my peers in our community on the work of the Boys & Girls Club is an honor and treasure. I hope I can encourage my friends, family, and community to be involved and know that it takes every one of us to be a part of the difference we want to see in our community. 

Why do you feel it’s important to give back? 
I have lived a pretty charmed life, and I thank my parents for keeping me humble and teaching me the value in giving back. Without service to others and our community we wouldn’t be able to grow or thrive. If I want to see any real change, it has to start with me. 

What did you want to be growing up? 
I wanted to be an attorney, luckily an internship with the A.C. Lewis YMCA gave me a glimpse into marketing and public relations and the rest is history!

Meet the Honorees: Kelley McCann

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My mother has been the most influential person in my life for always being there to support me in all my endeavors and teaching me to be kind and respectful to everyone. 

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
My favorite sport to watch is soccer from all over the world but my favorite sport to participate in is rock climbing.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
I am so honored to join 13 other young professionals in this Class of honorees. I work hard to stay committed to making my community a little better than I found it. Joining this Class and having the opportunity to help the Boys & Girls Club is truly an honor I am humbled to receive.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Mid- City and Garden District areas of Baton Rouge. 

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I feel it’s important for me to give back because Baton Rouge is a city that I love and care for and that includes the people in it.  I believe by helping and nurturing Baton Rogue's youth, we can instill kindness and support for others in their lives and be a positive influence.

What did you want to be growing up?
As a child, I always wanted to be a US Navy fighter pilot. Top Gun was my absolute favorite movie.

Meet the Honorees: Candace Temple

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
Tiffany Temple, my sister. She is an awesome example of strength, courage and has a servants heart. I believe it is important to be surrounded by people who will encourage and support you and who are willing to give you constructive criticism all from a Godly perspective.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Basketball

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
It gives me an opportunity to bring awareness to the great things the Boys and Girls Club does for the youth in our community. Also, I am able to raise money to help ensure the kids continue to be served in ways they will never forget.

Where did you grow up?
Baton Rouge, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I believe giving back and serving others is the highest use of life. God blesses us to be a blessing to others.

What did you want to be growing up?
Growing up I wanted to work in Business Marketing

Meet the Honorees: Katherine Clements

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My entire family, but especially my parents, Joe and Karen. The unconditional love and support of my parents has helped shape me into the women I am today. They have always reinforced the importance of kind words and laughter. I would be lost on this journey of life without them by my side.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I love watching LSU baseball!

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. Being a Great Futures Gala Honoree means I get to be a part of a village that spreads kindness and laughter to children in the Baton Rouge community. The innocence of my nephew and nieces remind me that life is full of more good than bad. We, as a village, should strive to be positive role models in all aspects of our lives.

Where did you grow up?
Baton Rouge, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I am fortunate that people invested in me as a child. From my parents encouraging me to study and become well rounded, to my sister teaching me how to be strong when things seem tough, to my dance teachers giving me an outlet to escape from the chaos of life. These people all cared about my future and well-being. It’s my turn to pay it forward. I believe we should invest in one another to build a better, stronger tomorrow.

What did you want to be growing up?
The President of the United States

Meet the Honorees: Bridget Kaigler, CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
I’m a product of many influential people, not just one. My grandparents instilled morals and values in me at a young age. Family and friends encouraged me to keep moving forward regardless of life challenges and adversities. My son Shamar keeps a smile on my face as I see him grow into a young man. Professors ensured I had the essential tools – oral/written communication skills and technical knowledge to excel at any organization. Management helped me perform specific tasks well. My mentors continue to remind me to think outside the box and consider the big picture.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I’m a fanatic of home improvement projects. From rehabbing old furniture to scrapping popcorn ceilings, I enjoy giving something old, a new look again.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
Thank you for the opportunity and confirming volunteerism does matter. I don’t take this nomination lightly, but rather as another reason to continue my efforts serving the community, promoting my profession, and empowering others. Thanks to my supporters for this incredible honor. I look forward to the work we will do collectively to support our youth and others in the community. My words of encouragement to all: You can be on top of the world without perfection. You can be fulfilled without achieving every goal or aspiration. All you need is progression. If we progress, we will make a difference.

Where did you grow up?
Zachary, LA. I was a small-town girl with big dreams. I’m a constant reminder dreams do come true.

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
Leadership starts with us. This includes volunteerism. We set the standard. Others will follow. Our efforts promote positive change and encourage others to do the same. Let’s pay it forward to shape future leaders. We can give others hope through our story, our voice, and leadership endeavors.

What did you want to be growing up?
A model. I grew up to be just that. I’m a visible role models for others. I represent many individuals/initiatives – christians, diversity, singles parents, aspiring leaders, non-traditional students, women in the CPA profession, to name a few.

Meet the Honorees: Ian Dallimore

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
I have a handful of people that have been really influential in my life. My mom is easily the most loving, hard-working person I've ever met. I will never forget every little thing she has done and continues to do for my family and me. She has taught me to surround myself with great people and it will rub off. My father-in-law, Ken Jacob, and my boss, John Miller, have also both taught me the importance of character and how to channel my passion and hard work. This advice has been constant in my life—always there at the right time to show me the significance of family and God.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Playing Basketball

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
I'm so lucky to be a Great Futures Gala Honoree. It is truly an honor. 

Where did you grow up?
New Orleans, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I think it's extremely important to be able to be in this position to give back to those who are less fortunate. I think too often people mistake giving back as meaning giving money. So many kids are only exposed to one type of lifestyle and believe that is the only way to live. By simply spending time with someone who can have an impact, can change their lives forever. The simplest thing from teaching them how to shake a hand, tie a tie or even giving them an opportunity to have a new experience can change everything. Giving back helps grow our society and show the loving spirit we often take for granted.

What did you want to be growing up?
Pediatrician

Meet the Honorees: Theo Richards

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My parents, Annie & Donald Richards. They believed in me when I was at my worst. My parents afforded me the opportunity to thrive in life and the know all to learn from my mistakes. They have taught me values to live by, they have supported me and they encourage me to pursue my dreams while challenging myself to be the best that I can be. I would not be the person I am today without their love and guidance.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Zulu & My New Orleans Saints

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
I hope by being a 2018 Great Futures Honoree I can inspire my peers to be the change. To encourage them to give up their time, talent and treasures to build a better Baton Rouge.

Where did you grow up?
New Orleans & Sicily Island, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I had the good fortune of attending quality public schools throughout my life. With the current disrepair of our education system, I feel it’s up to us to restore it. Though I have no kids, each student that enters a school in the morning inspires me that a parent should have free high performing quality education options for their child.

What did you want to be growing up?
Public Servant

Meet the Honorees: Rowdy Gaudet

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My parents. They taught me the value of commitment and honesty.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Audio books, exercise

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
Helping to promote a tremendous organization that does so much to benefit kids.

Where did you grow up?
Moss Bluff, Louisiana

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
To strengthen my community

What did you want to be growing up?
Yoda

Meet the Honorees: Jacob Jolibois

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My parents, Todd and Valorie Jolibois

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Ultimate Frisbee

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
Being a Great Futures Gala Honoree means I've already been given the tools and the opportunities to do something that matters — tools and opportunity that a lot of kids don't have access to. But that's what Boy's and Girl's Club is all about; that's why it's such an honor to be recognized by an organization who is 100% committed to giving each child their shot.

Where did you grow up?
Baton Rouge, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
Giving back is an integral part of being human because when you live like you're the only person who matters, you lose a piece of your humanity. You're just surviving at the expense of others. In Matthew 10, Jesus sends out His disciples encouraging them, "freely you have received, freely give." Giving back is a way to remind ourselves of what we have been given by our Creator and to share that same gift of love and grace with the people around us and fully embrace our identity as humans made in the image of God.

What did you want to be growing up?
Everything at one point or another

Meet the Honorees: Sarah Joy Hays

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
Madeline Ellis

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Baking!

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
It is an opportunity to use my influence and voice to bring attention to all of the wonderful ways the Boys & Girls Club of Baton Rouge has a profound impact on the youth in our city that might not otherwise have opportunity to enjoy safe and productive after school programming.

Where did you grow up?
Lafayette, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
As a Christian, I believe all of us are image bearers of God. That being said, we all valuable and prized in the sight of God; I feel it is important to give back to help those around me know that they are valuable and worth love and attention and dignity! It is so easy in our day and age to deny individuals dignity, and I want to work against that mindset in my community!

What did you want to be growing up?
A pharmacologist

Meet the Honorees: Kenny Nguyen

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My father Kevin Nguyen 

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I really love cooking dishes from different cultures.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
It means the world to me as I get to help some of our community's future leaders get the opportunity and mentorship I wish I had when I was young.

Where did you grow up?
Baton Rouge, LA

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
A mantra I live with is, "You haven't learned how to live until you've learned how to give." It's really important to always pay it forward for the future generation as one day, these young people will be creating things for us. 

What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a chef!

Meet the Honorees: Lauren Ellis De Witt

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My children, but especially my daughter, Emily Grace. 

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I am a total bookworm! I also love cooking, baking, and any type of crafting.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
I really cannot overstate how much this honor means to me. Experiencing the birth of and watching my own children grow has given me a new perspective on the importance of giving the most innocent in our community every chance possible to thrive. Children are not just our future, they are our present. With every child we help, there's a family behind them that is equally lifted. The impact we have, for better or for worse, starts today and is generational. That is truly an awesome responsibility that we have as a community, and I am humbled to be able to help in this small way.

Where did you grow up?
Mobile, Alabama

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I am who I am today because of an army of people behind me who have been praying for me, teaching me, and coaching me since birth. The fingerprints of a thousand people shape each one of us, and the impacts are generational. We all have a responsibility every single day to reach out and touch the lives of those around us for good. Not everyone is as fortunate as I was to be surrounded by so many amazing people growing up, so it's my responsibility to carry on the legacy of those who made me who I am and pass that along through my own fingerprints in our community.

What did you want to be growing up?
A UN Ambassador

Boys & Girls Club Honors 14 Young Professionals for its Second Annual Great Futures Gala

Baton Rouge, La. – Club Blue, a young professional affinity group for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, has selected 14 young men and women to be honored at the Club’s Great Futures Gala on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Shaw Center for the Arts.

The 2018 Great Futures Honorees include:

Katherine Clements
Ian Dallimore
Lauren De Witt
Rowdy Gaudet
Sarah Joy Hays
Jacob Jolibois
Bridget Kaigler

Allie McAlpin
Kelley McCann
Kenny Nguyen
Candace Parker
Theodore Richards
Michael Victorian
Ryan Zumo

Celebrating its second year, the Great Futures Gala will honor a select group of outstanding young professionals in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. This class of 14 Great Futures Honorees represents movers and shakers in our community who are on a path to achieving a great future all while giving back and making the community a better place.

“We are thrilled to have such an impressive group of young, community-minded professionals for our second class of Great Futures Gala Honorees,” said the Club’s President and Chief Professional Officer Pat Van Burkleo. “Boys & Girls Club seeks to put youth on the path to a great future, and these honorees are great role models and advocates for our Club Members.”

Honorees were selected by a prestigious committee of local leaders. Each honoree has committed to selling gala tickets and hosting fundraisers for the Club between now and March. Funds raised will support the Boys & Girls Club programs focusing on helping young people achieve academic success, live a healthy lifestyle and practice good character and citizenship.

 “I am so proud of this class of honorees and am excited to plan a thoughtful event that makes an impact on young people who need it most in Baton Rouge,” said Chelsey Laborde Blankenship, Gala Committee Chair. “I am confident this class will exceed expectations and make this a long-lasting impact on the future of Baton Rouge.”

To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit greatfuturesgalabr.com.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge was established 36 years ago to provide out-of-school-time programs for members. The Club serves nearly 10,000 young people annually through afterschool, summer, youth legislature, and violence prevention programs. While afterschool and summer programs are the foundation of a traditional Boys & Girls Club experience, our Club offers dynamic opportunities to promote the healthy lifestyles and academic success of members. All Boys & Girls Club programs focus on giving youth a fun, safe, environment to develop the skills needed to achieve great futures!

About Club Blue

Club Blue is a social and philanthropic network of young professionals who are dedicated to developing awareness of and providing volunteers opportunities for the Boys & Girls Club.  Club Blue represents Baton Rouge's young professional community leaders connecting to make a difference in a child's life. Established in 2014, Club Blue hosts events and service activities to raise awareness and resources while encouraging young professionals to become involved through leadership, volunteerism and advocacy for the Boys & Girls Club.

Meet the Honorees: Jesse Hoggard

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
That would have to be Robin Kistler, otherwise known as my Baton Rouge mom. I’ve known her and husband Brian for nearly 15 years; we met when I was a junior at LSU and interning at her office on campus. While I was in college and after, they became surrogate parents of mine. They live and lead by example and I’ve been lucky to be able to learn from them. Whether it was a personal or professional problem or cause for celebration, Robin has always been there. She’s always quick to help me remember my self worth and what I’m capable of. Whether it’s “Feel the fear and do it anyway,” or “Make good choices, but take some risks babe,” or “I can’t wait to be able to say I knew you when,” Robin’s words of wisdom and support are always now at the top of my mind. The great thing is, she’s been this type of mentor, leader and friend to so many others as well.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I love to cook, mostly because I love to eat.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
This has been such a humbling and eye-opening experience. I don’t feel like I’ve done anything special, just what I hope anyone else would do. I’ve also been so glad to get more insight into the important work Boys & Girls Club does in being a champion for kids in our community.

Where did you grow up?
I was born in Ruston, La but grew up in a smallish town in south Louisiana, called Luling.

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
I try to hold to true to the verse “to much has been give, much is expected.” I think we all have a chance to impact someone or some thing for good and I think it’s our duty to invest in the communities we live at any level.

What did you want to be growing up?
A marine biologist, then a Mickey Mouse Club cast member, then a doctor, then a country music star, then a lawyer.

Meet the Honorees: David Mullens

Name someone that has been influential in your life.
Ashley Mullens, my wife.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Hunting

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
I enjoy participating in programs and events that improve my community.  Being recognized for my involvement is more than I could have ever expected and truly an honor.

Where did you grow up?
Jackson, Mississippi, until I was 8 - then Baton Rouge.

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
It is much easier to help people get off to a good start than it is to correct a bad path in life.  That is why I believe so strongly in the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.    

What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be an FBI Agent

Meet the Honorees: Chad Cornett

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My mother, Jackie, is the most influential person in my life.  Her humility, compassion and heart for others is far beyond measure. She is the type of lady that walks into a room and says “ahh, there you are, so good to see you” instead of “ahh, I’m here.” Her lessons whether from guidance (or corrective action…lol) taught me a great deal about life… never give up on my dreams, always take up for those who can’t take up for themselves and when confronted with adversity-  forgive and move forward as we do not know other people’s circumstances.   

Name a hobby.
Without a doubt my favorite hobby is fishing.  Six O'clock on a Saturday morning as the sun breaks over the horizon you can find me somewhere between the Gulfport, MS harbor and the Louisiana marsh jamming out to the Doobie Brothers or making my first cast for a specked trout at the west end of Cat Island.  My earliest memories typically involved a fishing pole, the Gulf of Mexico, fishing and friends… still the same later in life but with a cold beverage!

What does being a Great Futures Gala honoree mean to you?    
It’s a true honor to be recognized and even more of an honor to be in such good company among the other honorees.   My father used to say, the measure of our character is how we treat those that can do nothing for us.  The Boy’s & Girls Club through Club Blue reaffirms that statement in their daily work to improve the lives our youth.  

Where did you grow up?  
Gulfport, MS and Brandon, MS during my high school years

Why do you feel it’s important to give back? 
I’ve been blessed to even be in a position to give back.  In college, I used to write this quote in each binder as a daily reminder… “to whom much is given much is required.”  It’s so true.  I believe we have an obligation to help each other, spend our time in ways that bring about positive change and always strive to do what is right.

What did you want to be growing up? 
A veterinarian.  From the time, I was young enough to play in the woods and build forts I had an affinity for animals.  My house was always a refuge for animals in need of care.  I’m surprised my nick name wasn’t changed to Noah with all the animals I brought home for supervision, from squirrels that fell from the nest, birds with a broken wing, to every stray dog and cat in sight.   If my mother reads this, I’d thank my mother for her patience, especially for the possum I hid in the laundry room.  

Meet the Honorees: Kristen Reeves

 

Name someone that has been influential in your life
My father is by far the most influential person in my life.  Growing up he taught me many things.  One was the importance of giving back to your local community and showing me how rewarding and fulfilling these experiences could be.  Another was that the word "Can't" doesn't exist for you to be successful.  That if you work hard and have the determination to reach a goal, you can accomplish anything.


Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I stay pretty active.  I play softball and kickball each season.  I also play for the Blondes Vs. Brunette Football game each year benefitting the Alzheimer's Association. 


What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
I've never expected recognition for the work that we've done in the community.  We started Louisiana Women in Technology as a passion project almost 5 years ago and still can not believe how much we've accomplished.  It has been such an honor to be selected for the inaugural class of the Great Futures Gala, and has truly been a rewarding experience to meet and learn more about the phenomenal men and women selected this year.


Where did you grow up?
Violet, Louisiana


Why do you feel it's important to give back?
There is so much untapped potential in our community.  Sadly, opportunities that may be available for some, are not available for many others.  Through education, support, and mentoring of our youth, I feel that we are building a better infrastructure for our future community.


What did you want to be growing up?
Exactly what I'm doing now...  When I was in 5th grade I heard something on the radio expressing the need for Information Technology professionals for the future work force. I was curious, started to learn what I could with the limited resources at the time.  Then I took any classes that I could to learn more.  Here I am today,  a Sr. Database Developer for a local software company, Geocent.

Meet the Honorees: Brandon Smith

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My family—too many to name. My parents, grandparents, and a host of relatives who are responsible for shaping my sense of love, faith, togetherness, humility, and fairness.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport. 
My favorite hobby is cooking. For me, it’s an art form…and an activity that doesn’t require critical thought. That’s a huge plus considering the totality of my schedule.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
I’m grateful to be recognized for what I represent and my contributions to a community that’s been my lifelong home.

Where did you grow up? 
Zachary/Baker area…with many weekend trips out to Amite, LA to spend time with family.

Why do you feel it's important to give back? 
There are fewer honors higher than pouring yourself and energies into worthy causes. I pray to die empty.

What did you want to be growing up? 
A graphic design artist for Disney

Meet the Honorees: William McGehee

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
Not surprisingly, my parents have been very influential in my life.  Not just from raising me, but leading by example and teaching me to try to always be kind, loving, and treat people well.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
Definitely sports/exercising.  I love being active and will pretty much play any sport my body will still allow me to play... 

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you?
I am very humbled to have been chosen to participate in the Great Futures Gala.  I wouldn't be where I am in life without a lot of help, sacrifice, and education from others, and it's important to me to try to make the same impact on others to help them succeed in life.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Natchez, MS, which was a great place to have a childhood.  

Why do you feel it's important to give back? 
Helping others is one of the easiest things people can do and it's important as a community that we look out for and help those that need it.  Baton Rouge has so many great community leaders that it makes it easy to get involved and make our community a better place.

What did you want to be growing up? 
I was pretty sure I was destined to be a professional athlete before I knew about physical limitations...

 Each Great Futures Gala Honoree is committed to raising $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Their goal is to raise this amount before the big event on April 22. Want to help Eric reach his goal? Donate to the Boys & Girls Club through him right  HERE  . 

Each Great Futures Gala Honoree is committed to raising $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Their goal is to raise this amount before the big event on April 22. Want to help Eric reach his goal? Donate to the Boys & Girls Club through him right HERE

Ready to purchase tickets to the Gala? Your tickets can also count toward any honoree's goal when you purchase HERE

Meet the Honorees: Makesha Judson

Name someone that has been influential in your life?
My parents and my grandmother has had the biggest influence in my life. My grandmother owned her own fabric store called, "Judson's Fabrics" and did alterations. I so admired that about her and so much more. My mom is very good with managing money and making wise financial decisions (among other things), so I always lean on her for wisdom. Plus, she really knows me. Lastly, my dad was a visionary and the risk taker in our family, so from him I learned to think outside the box, try to look at things a little differently and see how I could make it better. Additionally, I believe I go my entrepreneurial spirit from him.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport.
I love hanging out with family and friends. We turn anything into a celebration. Any small accomplishment warrants a celebration or a family "get-together"!!! I'm actually a sports fan. So, I really like college and professional football, track and field, and gymnastics.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
Being a Great Futures Gala Honoree means a lot to me, especially being a part of the inaugural class of Great Futures Honorees in Baton Rouge. That is definitely an honor for me to be recognized in this way and I don't take it for granted. Its programs like those offered through the Boys & Girls Club that helped me when I was growing up to gain life and career exposure and advance academically.  Its an honor to pay it forward and support the Boys & Girls Club so other young people can have that same advantage.

Where did you grow up?
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Why do you feel it's important to give back?
There is no way that I would be where I am in my life without the many people that gave back to me. I believe it is incumbent upon anyone that proclaims to be a leader, to give back and pay it forward to others. As a leader, you have a responsibility and an obligation to lay a foundation for those coming behind you and prepare them to go farther than you did.

What did you want to be growing up?
I definitely wanted to be a business woman and a fashion designer.

 Each Great Futures Gala Honoree is committed to raising $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Their goal is to raise this amount before the big event on April 22. Want to help Sarah reach her goal? Donate to the Boys & Girls Club through her right  HERE .   

Each Great Futures Gala Honoree is committed to raising $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Their goal is to raise this amount before the big event on April 22. Want to help Sarah reach her goal? Donate to the Boys & Girls Club through her right HERE 

Ready to purchase tickets to the Gala? Your tickets can also count toward any honoree's goal when you purchase HERE