Our 2017 Gala is in the history books, and it was a wonderful night (Nov. 30), honoring God and all that Founder Bill & Kathie Beattie have done through the Jericho Partnership to build a legacy of love and compassion in our community.
More than 500 people came - many from across the nation - to honor Bill, who watched the gala via live stream from his hospital room, where he is receiving cancer treatment.
Bill, via video shot earlier this week, shared more of Jericho's vision with the guests, and virtually "passed the baton" of leadership to Jericho President Carrie L. Amos, who will take on most of Bill's day-to-day responsibilities, as he steps down from the Chairman role and becomes our Chairman Emeritus.
Keynote Speaker Rev. Clive Calver spoke about the important of "not stopping" when it comes to carrying forward - and building on - the legacy that Bill & Kathie started.
Clive and Rev. Ivan Pitts, who emceed the evening, asked guests to further support Jericho's mission and honor the Beatties) by giving a Legacy Gift: making a pledge to perhaps double the gift they gave last night.
If you wish to become a Legacy Gift Partner, which will to a fund established to finance initiatives to advance the mission Bill was called to decades ago - click HERE.