Sharefest celebrated their 10th Anniversary this past weekend with a gala event that featured Clayton and Ellen Kershaw as Honorary Chairs. This group is a community driven organization that focuses on mentoring, volunteerism and establishing relationships with community leaders.
With a vision to create an imprint of lasting positive change in our community, Sharefest began as a simple idea to leverage a community’s assets through the creation of working coalitions, growing local leaders, equipping interested youth and fostering volunteerism utilizing established community organizations. Rather than just coming in from the outside and encourage a community to be a consumer of services, Sharefest collaborates with communities to help themselves, developing ownership.Thankfully a reader (Thanks, Cathy!) was able to pass along some photos and video that you can see below.
Saturday's dinner exceeded their fundraising goal of $250,000.00 by $5,000.00. So, in addition to being a great time, they also gained some needed funds to continue their mission. BTW, Kershaw's Challenge chose Sharefest as one of the charities that they support. In fact they
Set a goal to expand Sharefest’s Youth Development Academy (YDA) to another continuation high school.Clayton and Ellen Kershaw visited a Sharefest YDA at Cal State Dominguez Hills earlier this year in order to provide kids with Baseball and life advice. Watch a video of that event here.
Below are some photos from Saturday's dinner. Go to the Sharefest website to learn about this great organization.
Here is Steve Lyons with Michael Haupt. I don't care what anyone says, I like Steve Lyons.
Below is Ellen Kershaw (on the right) with a young lady who sang at the dinner. Unfortunately, I do not have her name.
Clayton Kershaw works the crowd below.
Watch Clayton and Ellen Kershaw speak to the gathered crowd at the Sharefest Dinner this past Saturday, below.
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