Last month, the Carmel Monthly proudly helped to sponsor the inaugural Carmel Gala benefitting the Carmel Youth Assistance Program. The gala raised nearly $60,000 and hosted 345 supporters at the Ritz Charles event facility in Carmel. The proceeds will benefit CYAP programs that provide assistance to Carmel youth and their families.
“In terms of the gala overall, we were thrilled with the success,” said CYAP Early Intervention Advocate,
Maggie Figge. “Our Board of Directors really did an amazing job making connections with businesses
that became sponsors. In addition, because of Mayor Brainard’s support, many people realized that this is a very worthy cause with an important mission. We received a lot of compliments on making a gala feel “youthful” with the activities available for the guests which was our goal being that we are a youth serving organization. Our goal was to raise awareness, raise money that will go directly to the youth we serve, and to have fun. While I’m biased, I think we accomplished that.”