TKA’s ‘Mane Event’ A Sparkling Success

The King’s Academy’s 2015 Mane Event Dinner & Auction was a record-breaking success. On Saturday, Feb. 28, more than 250 friends and families of TKA came together for the school’s major fundraising event of the year. The Mane Event, which raised more than $376,000, was led by co-chairs Michelle Collier, Lisa Gerardi and Dana Wilkerson, along with an amazing leadership team.

This year’s event, themed Denim & Diamonds, was held at the Country Club at Mirasol. Guests showed their support by bidding on more than 400 unique silent and live auction items, including the popular We Love TKA spirit experiences. This year’s special project, Call to the Heart, raised funds to assist with the implementation of a school-wide science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) program called Project Lead the Way.

All proceeds support TKA’s Annual Fund, including need-based financial assistance, co-curricular programming, faculty development, facilities improvement and technology.

Special thanks to presenting sponsors the Insurance Office of America, Regal Paint Centers, Revan Racing, Equity Trust Company, Joe and Ashley Maguire, Chuck and Ellen Hobbs, and Chuck and Diane Hanlon.

ABOVE: Ellen Hobbs, Dana Wilkerson, Michelle Collier and Lisa Gerardi.