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For the previous 17 years, the second Monday in December has been circled on the calendars of Compass Neighborhood Middle supporters.
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It is the night time of Cocktails for Compass: A Winter Dinner, the company’s main fundraiser, which takes place at Cub Colette and celebrates the most important donors and the milestones of the earlier 12 months.
However there can be no massive occasion this 12 months. COVID-19 took care of that.
Nonetheless, the oldsters at Compass are a resourceful bunch. They outsmarted the virus by restructuring.
Altering the theme from “A Winter Social gathering” to “There’s No Place Like House,” the organizers tapped a number of donors to function ”residence hosts” by pledging $2,500 to host an intimate gathering of their properties.
Hosts included Barry Hayes and Mauricio Busa; Bram Majtlis and Nick Gold; Burt Minkoff, Carla and MJ Wynter; Dan and Karen Swanson; Daniel Zegelien, Mark Foley, James Berwind and Kevin Clark; John Tatooles and Victor Moore; Mark and Levi Morrow-Brown; Michael Grattendick and Charles Freeman; and Nicholas Coppola and David Crespo.
Additionally attending have been Paul Bernabeo and David Cohen, Stephen Mooney and Scott Velozo, Stephen Nesbitt and Christopher Caneles, Steven Stolman and Wealthy Wilkie, the Hon. Rand Hoch, Timothy Prueser and Jeffrey McNeil, and Sonja and Mark Stevens, who despatched as their selfie an image of a silver-framed picture of themselves.
Now there’s some severe social distancing.
The spotlight of the night was the reside Zoom toast by Compass’ executives Julie Seaver and Julia Murphy, who appeared— dressed as Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” — to precise their appreciation to all of the donors who have been a part of the night.
“Cocktails for Compass is a crucial a part of Compass’ fund-raising plan every year,” stated Seaver, govt director of the group. “It offers much-needed funding that helps our many packages that aren’t supported by grants.”
The night raised almost $50,000.
Proceeds help Compass Neighborhood Middle, the one LGBTQ neighborhood middle in Palm Seashore County, in its mission to interact, empower and enrich the lives of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and people impacted by HIV and AIDS.
The 2021 Cocktails for Compass: A Winter Dinner is scheduled to happen Dec. 1 at Membership Colette.