Starkey Hearing Foundation Raises $7.2 Million During Gala
The So The World May Hear gala, held at the St. Paul RiverCentre, raised $7.2 million – the most money raised to date. The 11th annual event also attracted the largest contingent of celebrity supporters since the event began, with notables from the worlds of entertainment, sports and philanthropy walking the red carpet and celebrating the spirit of giving and understanding through hearing.
Due to the events successful fundraising efforts, the Starkey Hearing Foundation announced it will fund two return hearing missions to Haiti and Israel. In addition, the money raised during the gala will be entirely to fund the Foundation’s various hearing health and awareness campaigns through the year, including domestic and international hearing missions.
The record number of 1,600+ guest were treated to performances by Reba, Meat Loaf, Miley Cyrus, John Rich, and Kevin Costner & Modern West. Honorees included Bill Clinton, Marlee Matlin, Doug Pitt and Randall J. Hogan. Other notable attendees included Whoopi Goldberg, Patricia Arquette, Maria Bello, Jordin Sparks, Larry Fitzgerald, Roy Williams and many more!
A special thank you to all of the Canadian attendees for their wonderful generosity and helping make this such a successful event. Your continued and growing support has a tremendous impact on the lives of children and adults around the world.