L.A. Management Company had the pleasure of being part of this year’s Celebration of Hope Gala – the 12th year in row. The Stout family are dear friends of our team and we looked forward to being a part of the gala planning committee, designing the visual theme, invitations and creating the multimedia videos that were shown throughout the night. This year’s 007-themed evening raised over $162,000 to financially help families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases!
Kevin Donnalley, chair of the Celebration of Hope Gala and former All-Pro Carolina Panther who had formed a special bond with the late Hope Stout and her family while she was battling cancer, hosted the event in the role of Special Agent 0065 in honor of his Panthers jersey number along with his co-host and Bond girl Miss Give-a-lot. L.A. Management Company produced a James Bond movie action sequence montage to build excitement before the evening’s program launched.
L.A. Management Company also produced all media visuals including an elegant running loop of event sponsors that was shown throughout the evening to highlight all the companies and individuals that made the event possible.
The March Forth with Hope Foundation was established by Stuart and Shelby Stout in memory of their daughter Hope, who lost her courageous battle with cancer just ten years ago, when she was only 12 years old. The story of Hope’s battle with cancer and the compassion and caring she showed towards others until her death, sparked an unprecedented outpouring of support from the Charlotte community. When given the opportunity to have almost any wish fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hope’s wish was that the other 155 Wish kids in the Charlotte area would be granted their wishes. The story of Hope’s life and her wish captured the community’s heart and the legacy of her wish continues still today.
The March Forth with Hope Foundation provides financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases. The Foundation provides grants for rent and mortgage payments, transportation expenses and utilities to enable families the opportunity to support and care for their loved ones.