Open Your Heart to Stepping Stones
Open Your Heart to Stepping Stones!On Tuesday, February 5, more than 220 guests attended Stepping Stones’ Open Your Heart dinner, presented by SPA, Inc.
The 11th annual event was held at Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Montgomery and was chaired by Board of Trustee Patti Zesch. Grossing more than $108,000, it was truly a special occasion that will benefit life-strengthening programs for people with disabilities.
Open Your Heart began with a lively cocktail hour that featured a selection of wine and savory hors d’oeuvres. Guests mingled while browsing a selection of premium raffle packages and works or art made by the talented participants of Adult Day Services. To commemorate the occasion, the adults designed and painted a collection of ceramic travel coffee mugs. The colorful pieces were available for purchase as a memento.
Following the cocktail hours, guests were seated for an elegant three-course dinner. Executive Director Chris Adams led a brief program thanking sponsors, guests and volunteers for their support. Then, Board of Trustee Jim Shanahan launched a spirited campership drive that raised more than $20,000 to send children and teens to our popular summer day camp this summer.
Stepping Stones extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of such an amazing night. Special thanks to major sponsors SPA, Inc., Contemporary Cabinetry East, Convalescent Hospital for Cincinnati Children’s and the Hedit Family Foundation.
Enjoy Photos from 2019’s Open Your Heart, Below: