CTUL Gala Report

FIRST ANNUAL CTUL GALA FUNDRAISER AND SILENT AUCTION

Friday, June 15, 2012

The First Annual CTUL Gala Fundraiser and Silent Auction was a huge success, gathering around 150 of our closest allies, and far surpassing our goal of raising $10,000.

Waite House generously donated their space and time, and dozens of volunteers showed up early to help prepare the event.

Kate Percuoco at the welcoming table (together with a future CTUL ally)
 

 

An incredible volunteer staff of chefs
 

And then people gradually came in to join the festivities.

Including many CTUL members
 
 
And dozens of ally organizations that co-sponsored the Gala, including AFSCME 3800 (click here for a complete list of co-sponsors
 

People began the evening putting in bids on the many silent auction items that were donated (click here for a complete list of silent auction items).

  

 And after dinner CTUL members spoke about the history of the organization, and the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning, followed by a couple of special guest speakers.

United States Representative Keith Ellison
 
 
Miller O’Brien Cummins, PLLP, winners of the 2012 CTUL Workers’ Rights Award
 

Of course no evening with CTUL would be complete without an action component

Letter to be delivered to Sears, signed by participants in the Gala
 

Finally we wrapped up the evening, celebrating the fact that we had far surpassed our fundraising goals…

CTUL VIVE…LA LUCHA SIGUE!

See you next year for the 2013 CTUL Gala Fundraiser and Silent Auction