The Burlington Emergency Shelter Presents 11th Annual Fundraising Gala Tonight

The Burlington Emergency Shelter Presents 11th Annual Fundraising Gala Tonight

Our 11th Annual Fundraising Gala is around the corner, and the Burlington Emergency Shelter (BES) is buzzing with excitement as we busily prepare to make this our finest, most successful Gala yet! Our Gala has historically been one of our largest fundraisers, and its success is crucial to the continuation of our innovative programming and support services.

Underwriters are essential sponsors of this event, and are particularly excited to announce that, for the very first time, we have secured a Title Sponsor for this year's event: Breuer & Co.

"Breuer & Co. and its affiliates are software companies owned and managed by Christians who want to make two kinds of investments - those that keep the companies strong for their employees, clients and owners, and those investments that further the Kingdom and the social and economic welfare of our communities. In each case we want to make the maximum impact for each hour and dollar invested. We're thrilled and delighted to invest in BES because assisting the poor is a most worthy cause, because BES is so well run - both giving folks a fish and teaching them how to fish, and because so much good gets done with so few dollars. For example, having volunteers provide all the meals is a blessing to the guests, to the volunteers themselves, and to the donors, whose dollars go so much further. If that's not a brilliant investment, we don't know what is, and we hope many other investors and donors will agree with us." -Breuer & Co. For more information about Breuer & Co., please visit

Our 11th Annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. It will be a wonderful evening and participants will enjoy a full plated dinner while listening to the graceful melodies performed by Vermont Symphony Orchestra musicians. The evening will also feature a silent auction and the unveiling of our new name! (BES is currently undergoing an exciting rebranding process.) We look forward to continuing to build our community through this annual event. This is a non-ticketed event, but RSVP's are required. For more information, or to reserve a seat, please visit today.

We are also still actively seeking Underwriting support for our event. By becoming a Gala Underwriter today, you can help us continue to empower all who come to our door toward a new future. Your support as an Underwriter will show the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our community that there is hope. If you are interested in becoming an Underwriter for this event, we welcome you to donate securely online at, or to contact Allison Mills, Development & Outreach Coordinator, at Underwriting commitments are due by April 4, 2014.

Since 1982, the Burlington Emergency Shelter has offered a safe refuge, along with support services, to men and women in need, helping them to successfully leave homelessness behind. We aim to serve, empower, and bring restoration to Burlington's homeless by working together to meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of all who come to our door. Funded entirely by community donations, without state or government funding, private support through events such as these is invaluable to the Shelter, and we are so grateful for the support of caring individuals in the community.

We hope to see you at our Gala tonight, May 9!