The 2015 Chrysalis Ball benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County marked the event’s tenth year at Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Frisco. The largest B&G fundraising event of the year attracted almost 1,000 guests and volunteers and grossed more than $925,000. Capital One served as title underwriter for the sixth year, leading 18 underwriters and 66 table sponsors who support the B&G mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
B&G CEO Mike Simpson presented The Great Texan Award to Ken and Fay Moraif for sustained support of the clubs. Moraif, of Money Matters with Ken Moraif, again made a matching pledge challenge during the Sponsor a Child segment that generated almost $280,000.
WFAA sports anchor Joe Trahan emceed the evening, recognizing honorary chairs Scott and Ellie Boxer, Richard and Cathy Riccardi and Jimmy and Cindy O’Gorman.
Established in 1968, the B&G Clubs serve approximately 7,000 children each year through after-school, summer and outreach programs. Transportation is provided to 69 schools in Plano, McKinney and Frisco with 21 buses and vehicles.
Next year’s gala date has already been set for Oct. 15, back at Embassy Suites, of course.