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The Society of Italian American Businessmen raises funds for the Char Hope Foundation – Capital Gazette

The Society of Italian American Businessmen broke its fundraising record at its eighth annual spring gala, held recently at the Richlin Ballroom.

SIAB presented the Char Hope Foundation with a donation of $25,000. Char Hope is dedicated to helping adults facing the challenge of substance abuse move towards long-term recovery by providing a supportive, family-like community on a social care farm.

“SIAB’s generous donation will allow Char Hope’s outreach program to thrive,” said a spokesperson for the foundation. “Not only will Char Hope be able to offer this program to more recovery groups, but SIAB’s support brings Char Hope even closer to building an enclosed arena, allowing programming to take place year-round.” and providing space for large community recovery gatherings. »

The organization returned to an in-person event after a two-year hiatus. Guests were treated to Italian hors d’oeuvres from six local restaurants, signature cocktails, a formal dinner and dancing to music by local band Mood Swings.

“You could feel the energy throughout the night,” said SIAB President Joe Papa. “Our record-breaking event will allow us to support the community even more in 2023. I cannot thank our gala committee enough, as well as our dedicated members, sponsors and participants, for a perfect event.

The Society of Italian American Businessmen is a community of Italian American businessmen who live, work, or worship in Harford County and who support other Maryland nonprofit organizations of similar beliefs. Since its inception, the Society of Italian American Businessmen has distributed more than $573,000 in grants and donations to community organizations and scholarships to local students.

“Our organization is made up of men of Italian descent who come together to promote their Italian heritage, uphold Italian family traditions and positively impact the local community,” Papa said.