Emceed by Franco Finn, the Easterseals Bay Area Gala Generates Financial Support to Help Bay Area Children with Autism and Disabilities
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. – March 21, 2018 – Easterseals Bay Area today announced the details of its 20th Annual Spring Gala and FUNdraiser, set for Saturday, April 28 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The featured entertainer at this year’s Gala is Noah Mac, a native of Dublin, Calif. Mac appeared on Season 13 of "The Voice," on NBC where he sang his way into the semi-finals of the program.
The Spring Gala theme, "Better Together," connotes that delivering services to those in need is not something that one entity can do on its own. Easterseals Bay Area works with the communities it serves, the partners who help us accomplish the work and the many individuals who contribute their time and resources. Through these connections and partnerships, the organization creates and delivers life-changing programs and services that reach thousands of children and families every year.
"We’re excited about our 20th annual Gala event and all we have planned for the evening," said Susan Armiger, president and CEO of Easterseals Bay Area. "Noah Mac is an amazing talent, with an inspiring story who brought a great deal of attention to his hometown as a contestant on 'The Voice.' We hope everyone will join us at this year’s Gala to hear Noah and support our long-standing mission to help people with disabilities and their families to live, learn, work and play to their full potential."
Mac first began singing when he was seven years old. At the age of 10 he taught himself piano on a vintage upright in his mother’s art studio. He then began playing guitar and writing his own music and lyrics. When Mac was 15 he started performing at local coffee shops and other events. He released his first EP, "Light," a collection of songs he wrote in his backyard studio, when he was 17. Mac recently released “Soliloquy,” the first single from his newest album.
The Gala will also feature guest emcee and auctioneer Franco Finn, "hype man" for the Golden State Warriors. Finn, a native of San Francisco, has worked with the Warriors for 13 years hosting the live pre-game show and engaging with spectators at every home game. He has covered many sporting events around the Bay Area and the country from NASCAR to Red Bull’s extreme sports events.
Tickets to the 20th Annual Spring Gala are available now. Click here to purchase individual tickets, tables or sponsorships. All attendees will be part of a special evening featuring hors d’ oeuvres, a live auction, dinner and entertainment in celebration of Easterseals Bay Area programs. Hosted at the landmark, historic Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, the Spring Gala begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 28.
Funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships help thousands of people with disabilities and their families so they can achieve their full potential. Through behavioral services, occupational, physical and speech therapy, educational programs, outreach, and advocacy provided by Easterseals Bay Area, countless lives are impacted each year.
About Easterseals Bay Area
Easterseals Bay Area is at the forefront of care for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. For more than 90 years, Easterseals Bay Area has provided services to people with disabilities and their families to help them live, learn, work and play to their full potential. Services enable individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities to address life’s challenges, achieve personal goals and gain greater independence for everyday living. For more information, visit: www.eastersealsbayarea.org
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