30 May Hope Partnership Video Premiered at Foundation Fundraiser
The Children as Catalysts for Change Foundation (CC4C) initiated the creation of a new video for Hope Partnership, which the foundation premiered at its annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 8th, at Hilltop House, in Devon, PA.
The video tells the story of Hope from its origins and programs to its beautiful new campus and future needs. It also is a call to action for anyone who wants to lend their time, talent, or treasure to help fulfill the Hope mission.
The video would not have been possible without the contributions of Hope supporter Ann McDevitt, founder of The Children as Catalysts for Change Foundation. CC4C provides grants to organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for children by enabling them to become self-sufficient members of their communities. Sr. Rose remarked after the event, “I’m so touched by the fact that Ann McDevitt graduated from Merion Mercy Academy over 50 years ago and the charisma of Mercy remains alive and well in her life. How folks connect to philanthropic causes is miraculous, as far as I’m concerned.”
This year’s fundraiser, benefiting Hope Partnership, St. Francis DeSales and Premananda Orphanage, included cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction, and raffle. In addition to the video, three Hope 6th graders, Leah Smith, Kenyetta Powell and Vanessa Dantzler, accompanied by music teacher Jason Wolbach, serenaded the partygoers with their rendition of Kelly Clakson’s “Stronger.”
A portion of the proceeds from the event will provide tuition assistance to Hope students.
Hope Partnership Marketing Committee member Dennis Steele Executive Produced, wrote the script, and narrated the video, with creative direction provided by committee members Ellen Kranick and Liz Shaeffer. Bradley Digital shot the video at Hope’s North Philadelphia campus over two days in April. Brooke Mailhiot edited the piece.