*** Thanks to the generosity of our attendees, sponsors and friends, our inaugural Gala raised over $90,000! Hope to see you next year! ***

Join us for a memorable evening of storytelling and fundraising benefiting the programs of Kids’ Voice of Indiana and the more than 5,000 abused, neglected and endangered children we serve. The event will take place at the Crane Bay Event Center and includes complimentary parking, cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and a seated dinner. Carlos Diaz will emcee, with live entertainment from Be On It.

Our program will feature Dr. Richard Antoine White who will share his inspiring story of growing up experiencing homelessness as a child in Baltimore, but going on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. Dr. White is also an author and has been featured on CBS Evening News, PBS News Hour and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Dr. White received a Doctorate of Music in Tuba Performance from Indiana University, and is the subject of the documentary R.A.W Tuba.

About Dr. Richard Antoine White: With over two decades of performing on the world’s classical music stages, tubist Richard White has matured into a musician known for his clear sound and stylistic flexibility. Author of the memoir I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream, he began his tuba studies with Ed Goldstein at age twelve at The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he graduated with honors. He then went to the Peabody Conservatory of Music to study with David Fedderly (Principal Tubist, Baltimore Symphony) where he received his Bachelor’s degree. On the advice of Mr. Fedderly, Richard traveled to Indiana University to study with the legendary Professor Daniel Perantoni. He continued his studies there receiving both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees, becoming the first African American in the world to receive a DM in Tuba Performance.

BLUE TIE OPTIONAL

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. The color blue and a pinwheel symbolize child abuse prevention, reminding us childhood should be filled with joy and playfulness.

We encourage blue attire for our guests for the evening to join us in marking this important month.

Kids’ Voice of Indiana has provided child advocacy services for 37 years. We leverage five core programs to help children who are victims of abuse, neglect or endangerment, or are at high risk.

  • The Court Appointment Special Advocate (CASA) program appoints an advocate to every child in Marion County who has been abused or neglected and has an open case with the Department of Children’s Services.
  • The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program assigns a volunteer advocate to children who’s families are involved in especially contentious custody, paternity, guardianship, and adoption cases.
  • The Safe Child Parenting Time program (SCPT) provides the opportunity for children and their non-custodial parent to spend court ordered supervised parenting time together in a safe and secure environment.
  • Parenting Coordination for modest means families that utilizes an attorney to be the ongoing mediator, helping to diffuse tense situations, reinforces current orders, while lessening the time the family spends in court.
  • The Children’s Law Center of Indiana serves Indiana attorneys, judges, and child service providers by providing education and training on juvenile and family law topics; legal assistance and resources; and best practice and policy recommendations.

We appreciate our generous VIP Reception and Live Auction sponsors!