The 2024 Blue Door Gala was more than just an event; it was a celebration of generosity, community, and unwavering support for our mission to empower youth in Southeastern North Carolina. With hearts full of gratitude, we reflect on a night filled with laughter, joy, and remarkable generosity.

From the moment guests stepped through the doors adorned with blue, the atmosphere was full of anticipation and excitement. The silent auction offered an array of treasures that enticed our attendees. From unique experiences to coveted items, packages included an oceanfront beach stay, Taste of the Town packages for local cuisine, jewelry and more. More amazing items were featured in the live auction: exquisite diamond jewelry of your choice and an enchanting trip to Porto, Portugal. Thank you to all of our auction item donors and the volunteers who brought it all together.

As the night progressed, our mission took center stage with a poignant program that highlighting our transformative work. With shared stories from Club Alumna, Tia McLaurin, a Blue Door Tour video, and a growth update from CEO Dawn-Michele Blalock, our mission was truly showcased.

One legacy, who truly embodied our mission, was honored as our 2024 Champion for Youth that night. The late Gary Chadwick had an unwavering dedication to our Clubs. From his time as a Club member to his invaluable leadership as a board chair and fundraiser, Gary’s impact on our Club members and community is immeasurable. His wife, Sharon Chadwick, proudly accepted this award on his behalf. Gary’s legacy of philanthropy, compassion, and service will forever inspire our Clubs.

The dance floor became a stage for celebration while beats from the Hot Flashes and Something Fun filled the room. As the evening drew to a close, we rejoiced in the collective achievement of raising more than $290,000 to support youth across Southeastern North Carolina. The remarkable night was a a testament to the commitment and compassion of our supporters, whose contributions will pave the way for brighter futures. Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, staff and everyone who made this possible.

The success of the 2024 Blue Door Gala is a testament to the power of unity, compassion, and the unwavering belief in the potential of every young person. Together, we have illuminated the path to a brighter tomorrow, one filled with hope, opportunity, and endless promise.

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