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Fresh Start Gala

| May 10, 2017 | Parties

Fun, fashion and philanthropy collided for the 21st annual Fresh Start Gala at The Phoenician.

THE PARTY Hundreds of guests gathered together in celebration of women’s empowerment. Proceeds raised from the evening totaled over $1.2 million and benefited Fresh Start Women’s Foundation programs and services. THE GUESTS Susan Berman, Fresh Start’s president and CEO, expressed her gratitude for the more than 720 guests that enjoyed the evening’s festivities. “The community’s support of the (Fresh Start) Gala means so much to thousands of women in the Valley that are served by Fresh Start each year,” she says. “Without it, Fresh Start wouldn’t be able to offer a resource center for women that can help them find a job, get back on their feet or achieve their goals to take care of themselves and their families.” Jan Lewis, another guest who received much-deserved praise, was awarded the illustrious Founders’ Award for her commitment as a community leader and volunteer. THE HIGHLIGHTS Models reigned supreme in royal-purple hues intermixed with crisp neutrals, showcasing the Zang Toi 2017 fall collection. Guests sipped on cocktails and enjoyed a gourmet dinner, complete with dancing and live entertainment by The Hamptons. -Taylor Transtrum

Photography by Haute Photography



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