Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) December 27, 2013
It was the official launch party for the Avergan Foundation on Thursday, December 12th. The new charity promotes awareness and support for autism spectrum disorders. The event included live and silent auctions, along with live entertainment, food and fun. It was also the premiere of a documentary short by Clickspark, showing the positive impact the Avergan Foundation can have on children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
The evening was a triumph as they successfully raised $7,500, which was just shy of their fundraising goal of $10,000. All proceeds from the event will go to scholarship programs for children on the autism spectrum. To everyone’s surprise the Mayor or Annapolis, Mike Pantelides, even showed up and gave a great speech. His girlfriend is a special Ed teacher who works with autistic kids so they were very supportive.
Winspire partnered with the Avergan Foundation to provide a unique travel package to include as an item in their live and silent auction. The package that sold was an exclusive VIP tour of the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston, MA. The winner purchased the Experience for his anniversary to surprise his wife.
“With just a month prior to our event, Winspire is helping us make an impact,” said Avergan Foundation President Allison Barnhill, “and we don't need a team of professional fundraisers pounding the street!"
About Avergan Foundation
Our foundation’s mission initiative is promoting awareness and acceptance for autism spectrum disorders, and to offer hope to affected families by providing scholarships for private special needs educational services. One in 88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Chances are you or someone you know has been affected. For more, visit: http://www.averganfoundation.org
Winspire provides unique once-in-a-lifetime travel Experiences for nonprofits to use in benefit auctions or charity fundraisers. This increasingly popular fundraising tool allows organizations to place exclusive travel packages in their fundraisers without any upfront cost. Since organizations purchase only those packages they sell, Winspire Experiences can be used with no risk at live auctions, silent auctions, raffles and any number of fundraising events.
Since 2008, Winspire has been involved in more that 25,000 events and helped raise over $30 million for charity with these experiences. More that 55,000 satisfied winning bidders have purchased an enjoyed a Winspire package, which include such Experiences as award shows, major sporting events, VIP access, family vacations, international trips, cruises and hundreds more. Winspire fulfills each and every package for the winning bidders, booking each Experience down to every last detail. For more information, please visit http://www.winspireme.com.