Earlier this month, the Redlands based 501 (c) (3) charity, The Unforgettables Foundation, enjoyed an unforgettable week participating in a variety of events across the inland region.
The events which occurred in succession, were hosted in four different cities including San Bernardino, Murrieta/Temecula, Rancho Mirage and ended back to San Bernardino.
The action kicked-off Saturday, November 3, when The Unforgettables Foundation (TUF) was the beneficiary of a very successful San Bernardino International Airport AirFest where patriot jets performed for those in attendance.
On Monday, November 5th, over 20 PGA Tour Champions, including Jay Haas, Vijay Singh, John Cook, and Duffy Waldorf, joined longtime friend of TUF and top 25 golf star Tom Pernice Jr., for the Tom Pernice Charity Golf Classic at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta to raise much needed monies for TUF “mission of mercy” for the parents of lost children.
Mid-week, TUF board members and volunteers joined nearly 600 Coachella residents at the Agua Caliente Ballroom in Rancho Mirage for the 12th Annual Desert Communities Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) “National Philanthropy Day” Luncheon.
During the event, Tim Evans, CFRE, Founder and CEO/President of TUF, was presented with the Outstanding Nonprofit Professional of the Year award. Evans, who founded the Desert group, received the same award from the Inland Empire AFP Chapter three years earlier.
The week ended with the 20th Birthday Masquerade Ball Gala. The sold-out affair was attended by nearly 380 guests, including Joey and Rebecca Sepulveda of Redlands, who thanked the audience for helping them with the funds needed funds to give their 11-year-old daughter a dignified funeral.
The gala kicked-off the new Guardian Angel Guild. There was also the unveiling of the Unforgettable Rowena Ramos Award named for a Highland leader who cherished faith, family and philanthropy. This year’s awardees included Ann Atkinson, Cheryl Brown, Kathie Chism, Jessica Morrison, Angelina Jaramillo, Karen Spiegel, Judy Austin and Elsie Chan.
For more information on the Guardian Angel Guild go to http://www.unforgettable.org.