Coastal Courier – Mary’s Place annual gala promotes endowment of ‘unrestricted funds’


SAVANNAH, Ga. — Mary’s Place of the Coastal Empire (formerly the Rape Crisis Center) announces the return of its annual awards gala, to take place Thursday, June 16, 2022, at historic Savannah Station, beginning at 6 pm. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music, a silent auction and more.

Following a two-year hiatus, the gala is both a memorable time for a great cause and a platform enabling access to much-needed fundraising. Donations secured during this event are especially impactful due to their classification as unrestricted funds.

“Unrestricted funds allow us to meet some of the most basic needs survivors encounter, where otherwise there would be no such endowment,” said Doris L. Williams, Mary’s Place executive director. “These items can include necessities such as broken eyeglasses after an attack, transportation to/from appointments, or simply a new, clean change of clothes following a medical exam.”

Securing these funds helps to fulfill a vital component of the center’s mission.

As the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, Mary’s Place invites the community to show their support by contributing to the event. The team is actively seeking partners to assist with donations for the silent auction, as well as those interested in purchasing single or group tickets for the evening.

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