On Saturday, October 28, nearly 150 people gathered at Kleinhans Music Hall's Mary Seaton Room for the Annual sasi Celebration: A Celebration of Arts & Abilities.
The annual event featured artwork from some of the talented individuals sasi supports, demonstrations from painter and sketch artist Adam Tober and woodworker BJ Wadsworth, as well as a silent auction, liquor raffle and performance from our Moving Miracles dancers.
Award-winning Channel 4 News Anchor Nalina Shapiro emceed the event, during which four sasi supporters were honored for their outstanding advocacy and service to the organization.
Tim Madey was honored posthumously for his 24 years as a member of sasi's Corporate Board of Directors, during which time he demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership. Tim also served for 19 years on the SAGE Advisory Board and for four years as a member of the Ennio Cerquetti Memorial Development Corporation Board.
The second honoree was Michael O'Connor, a sasi board member and a passionate advocate of Moving Miracles and sasi. Michael began his involvement with Moving Miracles nearly 15 years ago, and was instrumental in solidifying its acquisition by sasi in 2012. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Corporate Board of Directors and serves on the Ennio Cerquetti Memorial Development Board of Directors.
The final honorees were Michael and Dawn Quinn, parents of four children who receive services from sasi. Over the years, The Quinns have often gone above and beyond expectations in an effort to help sasi and its programs. From generously donating TVs and sensory cases, to throwing annual staff pizza parties, to providing snacks for every special event or birthday party, The Quinns are a true example of sasi’s mission and vision to transform lives.
The event concluded with the evening's performance of "Cirque de la Symphonie" in the main music hall.