On Thursday September 15 th , 2016 @ 6pm “Networking for a Cause” is throwing a blue carpet event to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month at the beautiful LA River Center & Gardens benefitting the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.
The event will include live mariachi’s, tasty food, refreshing summer cocktails, silent auction, inspirational honorees speaking about making a difference in the Hispanic community and more.
Food and DrinkNo event would be complete without and food and drink. This event is no exception as we bring to you foods from the community.
Silent AuctionOur popular silent auction returns with various items including some of the best artwork produced by the Academy of Special Dreams.
Mariachi MusicCelebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with the sounds of Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles the world's first and only LGBTQ Mariachi.
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will be honoring two distinguished Latina/o leaders, Linda Lopez, Chief, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and R.C. Schrader, Vice President and Managing Director of the Latino Practice Group, Bolton & Company, for their respective commitment to fostering a more inclusive society and bettering the Latino community in the greater Los Angeles area at the Networking For A Cause event hosted by Haydel Biel & Associates on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m., September 15, 2016, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
At Networking for a Cause, we believe that the community is our number one priority. All profits made at our events are donated to a charity that benefits the community. This event is no exception as we support the Academy of Special Dreams
Your ticket gives you access to over 150 professionals who have been invited to attend this event. This is your oppotunity to network with like minded people and create awareness for your business or brand.
All artwork displayed will be available at the event during the silent auction.
All proceeds will benefit the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.
The Special Academy’s mission is to increase public awareness, recognition and appreciation of the creative talents of people with disabilities by providing opportunities that encourage, promote and showcase their artistic expressions.
Among the objectives of the Special Academy is to provide semi-annual web-based opportunities for the special needs community to express themselves in competitive short film and writing projects. All submissions from participants will be judged for creativity, uniqueness and originality by a panel of their peers and volunteers working with the special needs community.
The winners will be recognized and eligible for cash awards and scholarships. The Academy will also create and sustain an online community in which these projects can be shared with and appreciated year-round by everyone.
All projects must involve or be created by members of the special needs community and the Special Academy especially seeks artists with disabilities who need financial support to promote their artistic talents.
The Academy of Special Dreams welcomes our Community Ambassadors who support our mission to increase public awareness, recognition and appreciation of the creative talents of people with disabilities in their respective communities. Each Community Ambassador will seek ways to work collaboratively with the Academy of Special Dreams by fostering relationships with centers of influence in their neighborhoods to encourage, promote and showcase the artistic expressions of artists with disabilities.
As a Community Ambassador, we will provide you with all necessary materials and technical support for maximizing the outreach about the mission of the Academy of Special Dreams. Please contact either Michael Dergar, President & CEO, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jerry J. Ruiz, Director of Administration, by e-mail at JJR@specialacademy.org, to discuss your specific ideas on how you as Community Ambassador can support the mission of the Academy of Special Dreams in your community.
The Academy of Special Dreams invites artists with disabilities to share your Art with us. The Special Academy provides you with a unique opportunity to have your Art seen and appreciated by a wide audience. We offer free hosting of your Art on the Special Academy’s website, www.specialacademy.org, which is visited by thousands of unique visitors each month. As a featured artist, we will showcase your Art on our website homepage for 30 days, and thereafter you will be listed as one of our “Artists in Residence” in an appropriate gallery of similar artists or works of Art. In addition, we will maintain a unique address on the Special Academy website for you that takes a visitor directly to a gallery page displaying your Art.
Please contact Michael Dergar, President & CEO, for more information.
by e-mail at email@example.com.