bloom – A Night to Remember!
Stepping Stones is a place where everyone can Bloom, especially people
Stepping Stones invites you to a night under the stars!
The 14th annual Bloom gala, presented by Huntington Bank, will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the stunning Greenacres Arts Center in Indian Hill.
Bloom is an elegant, tented garden-party that celebrates Stepping Stones’ mission and supports year-round programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Enjoy tapas and desserts from more than 20 of Cincinnati’s best restaurants and caterers, sip on refreshing cocktails and dance the night away to live-music by Stays in Vegas. Bloom also features a premier silent auction with packages including exclusive getaways, spa experiences, family attractions, sports memorabilia and more. Bid to win conveniently from your smart phone with BidPal.
14th Annual Bloom Gala
Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Greenacres Arts Center
Tickets: $150 per Person
Early Bird: $135 Young Professional: $85
Special Events Coordinator
About 2017’s Bloom Gala
Co-chaired by Terri and Paul Hogan, the 13th annual Bloom was presented by Huntington Bank and netted more than $275,000 to support Stepping Stones’ programs for children and adults with disabilities. At Greenacres Arts Center, more than 460 guests danced the night away to live-music by Swampthang, dined on tapas and desserts from restaurants across Cincinnati and bid on an outstanding selection of silent auction items with BidPal.
Mid-way through the night, Bloom co-chairs Terri and Paul Hogan led a short program that was emceed by Mike Brown and featured Jeff Cooper as a special guest. Jeff’s son Taaj has attended Stepping Stones’ programs for many years, including our summer day camps and now the Adult Day program in Norwood. To everyone who knows him, Taaj is an individual whose smile truly lights up the room and Jeff thanked Stepping Stones and the community for providing a place where Taaj can truly bloom. A live campership drive then kicked off, raising more than $40,000 to help even more individuals benefit from Stepping Stones’ programs.
Thank You Again to Our Dedicated Bloom 2017 Committee
Terri and Paul Hogan, co-chairs
Michelle and Kevin Jones, host and hostess committee chairs
Angelia Hutchison, decor chair