On Saturday, August 24th we held our annual fundraiser, the BEAM of Light Beach Ball presented by Ullmann Brown Wealth Advisors, at the beautiful TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse with more than 260 attendees.
Thanks to generous community support, we raised over $125,000 through this year’s BEAM of Light Beach Ball!
Our master of ceremonies was WJXT Channel 4 News anchor Jennifer Waugh, who shared about the food insecurity challenges that face our community and how BEAM’s comprehensive basic needs services assist thousands of families every year. Jackie Smith, Director of Special Operations for Congressman John Rutherford, led a very entertaining live auction, and we enjoyed fantastic music from RadioLove Band.
At the end of the program, we were moved to hear personal testimony from a BEAM client who had struggled financially after the loss of her husband late last year. BEAM helped Daisy get back on track, and provided her the support she needed to keep a stable home environment and food on the table.
Daisy’s story is just one example of the many lives impacted by the services we provide.
All money contributed through sponsorships, donations, ticket sales and auction earnings support BEAM’s work to provide emergency assistance and a path to economic stability.