Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall Fundraiser Recap

On Wednesday, November 4th, Thistle Farms hosted its annual Fall Fundraiser at the Vanderbilt Student Center. Attendees were treated to an inspirational evening of music, art and reflection led by Magdalene founder and executive director, Becca Stevens. The evening featured a moving multimedia presentation with photographs submitted by, among others, Governor Phil Bredesen, renowned sculptor Alan LeQuire, WSMV anchor Demetria Kalodimos, Chief of Police Ronal Serpas, songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, Internationally Renowned artist Paul Harmon and the current Magdalene residents. Music for the evening was directed by Becca’s husband, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon.

The fall fundraiser is the primary means that Magdalene/Thistle Farms raises money to continue to keep their doors open to women on the streets. While pledges are still coming in, the evening's total amount collected in gifts and pledges was $202,000 for this year!

We are so blessed by the generosity of those who attended and donated money. We extend our heart-felt gratitude to everyone and wanted to share a few photos from the magical night. To see more pictures, become a fan of Thistle Farms on Facebook and check out the Face of Love Fall Fundraiser photo album!

photos by Carole Hagan

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