The day before the 143rd Kentucky Derby, we were Always Dreaming with the Financial Diva Victoria Woods of treating 50 young girls to see a performance of the Nutcracker. The second annual Kentucky Derby Soiree took place Friday, May 5, with more than 75 guests in attendance.
Guests were greeted with a gorgeous race horse from Remington Park, a red carpet and paparazzi. Our very own Laura Cunningham played songs including My Old Kentucky Home, and mint juleps, fabulous hats and southern recipes were the fare of the day.
“It was a pleasure and an honor to host this event and raise money for little girl dancers,” stated Victoria, Chief Investment Advisor of ChappelWood Financial Services. “Coming from a humble background myself, I know first hand the impact such an act of kindness can have on impressionable little girls. Even such a simple thing as an evening at the ballet can make a difference in their lives and inspire them to future greatness. I want to help make their dreams come true.”
“Our mission to advance the arts is made possible through the generosity of individuals and companies like ChappelWood Financial Services,” said Allied Arts President/CEO Deborah McAuliffe Senner. “We greatly appreciate Victoria hosting a successful event and thank you for partnering with Allied Arts so that together we can touch lives through the power of the arts.”
In addition to tickets to the ballet, each little girl will be given a new dress and shoes to wear to the performance, and will be taken on a back stage tour. Since transportation can often be an issue for these girls, transportation to the ballet will also be provided. To sponsor a dancer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.