Enduring Hearts 6th Annual Bourbon Gala & Auction Recap
Georgia- The Enduring Hearts had its sixth annual Bourbon Gala and Auction this past weekend and it was a very nice attendance.
The event was filled with laughter and a sense of normality as guests enjoyed a live watch party of the Belmont Stakes, great food and wine, and a live auction. During the live auction, guests had a friendly competitive spirit bidding for a VIP experience that included private jet service to the Buffalo Trace distillery with a VIP tour, a private barrel selection of Blanton’s Original Single Barrell Bourbon Whiskey from Sazerac with accommodations at the new private Stagg Lodge, and more fashionable items.
After it was all said and done, the live auction raised $850,00 in donations, exceeding their goal of $620,000.
Notable guests in attendance included Jessica Black, Miss USA 2010, Vince Cellini- CNN Anchor & Host PGA Golf Channel, Aaron Murray, CBS Sports College Color Commentator, Madelyn Gahan, Founder of Enduring Hearts, Kirstie Keller, PhD, Vice President of Programs, Additional Ventures, Dr. Janet Scheel, Scientist Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Member of Enduring Hearts, Scientific Advisory Committee and Dr. James Reynolds Enduring Hearts Funded Researchers Case Western Reserve University.
Event sponsors included TIFFANY & CO., BE SPOKE capital advisors of RAYMOND JAMES, US STRATEGIC CAPITAL, SES, CPMC, CAPITAL FUNDING GROUP, WAHA Technology, Audi Atlanta, and POLSINELLI.
“This event is so special to us as it brings long-time donors and new faces to support our mission of funding research to make a heart transplant last a lifetime. Everyone was in great spirits, having not been able to enjoy a face-to-face event for so long, so it was especially exciting to connect and enjoy such a special night," said a representative from the Enduring Hearts.