2018 10th Annual bee ball

2018 10th Annual bee ball

The 10th Annual Bee Ball went beyond what we thought was possible and exceeded last year’s total! Thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors, attendees, and Royalty court we raised over $43,000, an absolute landmark amount!

We are humbled and amazed at the amount of generosity our amazing community has demonstrated. We thank all of the Royalty Court for their time and innovative fundraising efforts. Kim Hammer, Vanessa Lucas, Anthony Casaletto, Tanya Andrews, Nathan Spencer, Mike Glover, Kendra Leonard, Jai Kumar and Angela Lombardi—you are all awesome!

Due to this tremendous success, we will be able to award a $50,000 grant to an area nonprofit working in Food Insecurity in 2018.

2018 Giving theme panel: food insecurity

2018 Giving theme panel: food insecurity

If you missed our theme panel at the end of May, you’re in luck! Check out the Facebook Live video we recorded here. Thanks to our amazing panelists who educated us on the need to address this important issue:

  • Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes

  • Rev. Richard Joyner, Founder of Conetoe Family Life Center

  • Sydney Klein, M.S., Food Security Program Manager, Wake County

  • Kharmika Alston, Food System Finance Fellow, World Food Policy Center, Duke University

  • Dr. Kim Fisher, Director of the Neonatal Perinatal Research Unit, Duke University

If you haven’t already, please consider becoming a 2018 Bee so that you can help us choose who’ll get our large grant for Food Insecurity in December. Read about becoming a Bee and make your pledge here.