On March 5, 2016 the Robert and Polly Dunn Foundation presented the 2016 Hearing Children’s Voices Gala. The gala’s theme was “When You Wish upon a Star”, serving as a testament to the hope and healing SafePath provides to children as they travel their journeys and reach for the stars.
Chairs of the event, Rachael & Robert Brunelle joined SafePath in honoring “The Men and Women in Blue” with the 2016 Hearing Children’s Voices Award. The awards were accepted by, Chief Wayne Dennard from Acworth Police Department, Chief Bill Westenberger from Kennesaw Police Department, Deputy Chief David Beam from Marietta Police Department, Chief John Robison from Powder Springs Police Department, Captain Terry McCormick from Smyrna Police Department, and Phyllis Coker wife of late Major Tony Coker from Cobb County.
The event had many influential community members in attendance including, Attorney General Sam Olens and wife Lisa Olens, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds and wife Holly Reynolds, Owners of Cumberland Diamond Exchange-Mark and Rhonda Jacobson, Cobb County Solicitor General Barry Morgan, Sheriff Neil Warren and wife Penny Warren, Chairman of Cobb County Commissioners Tim Lee, and Commissioner Bob Weatherford.
The event included enchanting entertainment, live and silent auctions, and Princesses from Mystical Parties.
The 2016 Hearing Children’s Voices Gala was not only successful in raising funds to support SafePath’s programs, but awareness throughout the community.