4th Annual Raymond James 'Over the Rainbow' Gala Event
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Jackie Ramler of Executive Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, and her team hosted the 4th Annual 'Over the Rainbow' gala evening in Barrie, Ontario at Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club. Over 160 guests attended the evening and it was held to benefit Rainbows for all Children Canada (www.rainbows.ca ). It was a great night and the event succeeded in raising just over $41,000 for the national charity.
The highlight of the evening was the entertainment of a murder mystery, put on by Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre from Toronto, who never fail to generate laughter and involvement of many of the evening guests . The silent auction also helped generate proceeds from the event. The $41,000 raised will help subsidize over 1,170 children across Canada who participate in Rainbow's 12 week program. This program assists youth dealing with grief from such things as from divorce/separation to death of a loved one. This program is run in schools, churches and community centres across Canada.
As the event's title sponsor and event coordinator, Jackie's team worked diligently to ensure that every detail of the evening fell smoothly into place. Special recognition goes to Rachael Porto and Laura Hemsworth, Jackie's assistants, who did an incredible job of pulling all of the components of the evening together. The theme of the evening was a 1920's Speakeasy.
Thanks to the Raymond James Canada Foundation which provided a matching contribution of $5,000 to this worthwhile charity.
Said Jackie, "I am very proud of what the team accomplished. We worked together with the event sponsors, the Raymond James Marketing team, the Rainbows executives and the community to benefit a charity that is very special to us and the communities it serves. We are already looking forward to next year's event and raising even more funds for this wonderful charity."
From left to right: Rachael Porto, Jackie Ramler and Laura Hemsworth.