It took two years of planning, countless meetings, conference calls and emails, but it is safe to say that Journey to the 80s, our benefit for the Heffernan Foundation, was a success. I mean, it's Friday and people are still talking about it, which is a true testament that fun was had by all.
We could not have done it without our sponsors who accounted for $350,000 of the money raised and of course to the individuals who came to event purchased raffle tickets, bid on our live auction items and donated money during Fund a Need. Another special shout out goes out to all of those who took the opportunity to dress 80’s themed to the next level. Yes, we had smurfs at our party.
More importantly, not only did people have fun dancing to 80’s hits all night, but the funds raised will be donated to the Heffernan Foundation, which will distributed to various nonprofits we support within our local communities where we work and live. Along with being a true success in terms of fundraising, the event was an outstanding testament to our generous company culture.
We look forward to doing this again in five years. Like good wine, we anticipate only getting better with age!