Filling everyone with anticipation of Saturday night's Evening of Hope gala, Leisa Austin, owner of IMAGO Galleries, hosted a pre-event cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres from Lulu’s California Bistro courtesy of Jerry and Barbara Keller. The Wayne Foster Ensemble provided live entertainment, previewing the exciting evening to come.
Guests caught up with friends who’ve returned to the desert for the winter months in the beautiful setting of IMAGO Gallery while viewing the gallery’s first exhibition of the season featuring work by artist Jean Wells. Attendees' comments showed Wells has the “wow” factor.
Many of the Stroke Recovery Center's board members joined Beverly Greer, CEO, in welcoming long time and new supporters. The evening was a joyous precursor to the 35th annual gala held at the Riviera Resort and Spa on Saturday, November 2nd. Themed: The Copacabana, the gala was a fun filled and fabulous evening.
The Stroke Recovery Center is funded by donations from this generous community of philanthropists. Once a year the center says thank you to all who make it possible to offer long term rehabilitation to stroke and traumatic brain injured patients.
Photography by Loretta Vlach