|A Special Evening with Bonnie Raitt hosted by Alliance Data benefiting Special Care & Career Service|
|by Sharon Adams||Tue, Jan 6, 2009, 11:22 am|
Mark your calendars for March 9th and purchase your sponsorship and tickets now! This is always a fun event and marks the 8th anniversary for the concert series, "A Special Evening" benefiting Special Care & Career Services (SCCS). Alliance Data continues to step forward by hosting the evening - which is a huge help and vote of confidence in a most worthy non profit organization. Alliance Data employees also volunteer throughout the year for SCCS and the company employs SCCS clients. That's worth mentioning, because it is truly a long-time corporate effort which continues to grow and should be applauded.
She then announced Grant Thornton as the recipient of the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award, in recognition of excellence as an employer of SCCS client, Elizabeth Harber, for creative funding to support Special Care & Career Services and staff volunteerism.
The evening: Sponsors at certain levels are treated to a pre-concert gourmet dinner buffet, wine and cocktails in the Meyerson lobby. Sponsors at the highest levels are invited into a private reception and their photo is taken with the featured entertainer, this year, Ms. Raitt.
This evening will be talked about for years to come, as Special Care & Career Services presents A Special Evening with Bonnie Raitt, hosted by
In addition to raising community awareness about the agency, the event will raise proceeds to assist Special Care & Career
Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early ‘90s with her Grammy award winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits such as, "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me."
With nine Grammys under her belt and a long history of social activism, she tours regularly incorporating many benefit concerts into her schedule. In fact, Raitt has been on tour for the better part of the last three years, in support of her latest studio album, Souls Alike, which debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 in September 2005 and has earned widespread critical acclaim and the Bonnie Raitt and Friends live CD/DVD released in August 2006.
Special Care & Career Services:
Chartered in 1963, Special Care & Career Services’ (SCCS) mission is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives within our community.
Alliance Data: Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. Alliance Data creates and manages customized solutions that change consumer behavior and that enable its clients to build stronger, mutually beneficial relationships with their customers.
The company is an active corporate citizen through its "Neighbor of Choice" Program and is committed to initiatives that support education, health and welfare and civic enrichment. For more information about the company, visit its web site, http://www.AllianceData.com
Benefiting Special Care & Career Services
2002 A Special Evening with Tony Bennett
Honorary Chairs – Margot and Ross Perot
Chairs – Anne and Steve Stodghill
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Robert G. Pollock
2003 A Special Evening with Ray Charles
Honorary Chairs – Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler
Chair – Kate Rose Murphy
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Nancy Ann Hunt
2004 A Special Evening with k.d. lang
Honorary Chairs – Linda and Bill Custard
Chairs – Laura and Ellison Hurt and Stacey and Nicholas McCord
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Past SCCS Board Presidents
2005 A Special Evening with Tom Jones hosted by Alliance Data
Honorary Chair – Caren Prothro
Chairs – Jenny Wolf & Jay Fox
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Bob Blumenthal
2006 A Special Evening with The Doobie Brothers hosted by
Honorary Chairs – Georgia and Doug Smith (with Jessica Smith)
Chairs – Kristi & Jody Bare
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Ruth Golman
2007 A Special Evening with Dionne Warwick hosted by
Honorary Chairs – Anne & Steven Stodghill
Chairs – Nicole Kapioltas & Angie Hubach
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Jim Hanophy, MS CRC
2008 A Special Evening with Frankie Valli hosted by
Honorary Chairs – Sara and Glen Agritelley
Chairs – Leigh Anne Haugh and Kristen Johnston
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Todd Wagner
2009 A Special Evening with Bonnie Raitt hosted by
Honorary Chairs – Marinelle and Kip Sowden
Chairs – Diana Hamilton and Lauren Maggard
Milton P. Levy Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient – Ruth Altshuler
Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award recipient – Grant Thornton
The event achieved a milestone in 2008
with $1.5 million cumulative net income raised over its seven year history!