Alan Cumming, Consummate Performer, Entertains at An Evening of Hope Gala

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DALLAS/PLANO/GARLAND, TX – Hope’s Door New Beginning Center hosted An Evening of Hope Gala on February 25, 2017, featuring Broadway and television star, Alan Cumming. Guests enjoyed Mr. Cumming’s brilliant performance, a wide variety of Silent Auction items, an elegant dinner, and a fast and furious Live Auction. Alan Cumming participated in the Live Auction, offering two bidders a customized personal voicemail message on their phone. Honorary Chairman, Chef Kenny Bowers from Kenny’s Restaurants, hosted a table with an agency client as his guest. Chef Bowers also generously offered a Live Auction package, which included a dinner experience for four at each of Kenny’s restaurants.

“We exist to provide hope to our clients who have endured intimate partner and family violence,” Jim Malatich, CEO, shared with the audience. “It is an honor to celebrate with our Board of Directors and sponsors the continued strides we are making together against violence, control and abuse. Intimate partner and family violence affects too many people, including our guest performer, Alan Cumming. His personal experience is a moving example of why we do what we do for our clients.” Based in Plano, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center has a total of seven locations. Both Plano and Garland have emergency shelters, counseling offices, and Resale Stores. A separate Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program is also located in Garland. Both agencies have provided services to individuals overcoming intimate partner and family violence for over 30 years, with a combined 60 plus years of service to the community.



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