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Nonprofit Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals Hosts Event on February 19 at Porsche North Scottsdale
Phoenix, AZ – January 15, 2015 – Gabriel’s Angels, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of Arizona’s abused, neglected, and at-risk children through the use of healing pet therapy teams, announced today that its Board of Young Professionals will be hosting a fundraiser on February 19, 2016. Paw Prints 2016 tasks twelve guest artists, who are well-known members of the community, with producing a painting of their choice over the course of thirty days.
Confirmed guest artists are: Tram Mai, 12 New Anchor; Kyle Unfug, of JohnJay and Rich Morning Show on 104.7 KISSFM; Chef Travis Garner, Executive Chef of The Capital Grille – Scottsdale; Danielle Lerner, ABC15 Morning Anchor; Britany Simon – HGTV design star; Andy Biggs, celebrity hairdresser of Zolton’s Salon; Debbie Gaby, philanthropist; Letitia Frye, renowned auctioneer; Rebecca Fritz, owner of Sutra Studios; Gabriele Bertaccini, Executive Chef and owner of il Tocco Food; Bandon Lee, Good Evening Arizona Anchor on 3TV; and J.E. Pizarro, Executive Vice President – Operations of Bank of America.
The guest artists’ personalized canvases will be auctioned off during the event hosted at Porsche North Scottsdale in Scottsdale from 7:30-9:30pm. Proceeds from Paw Prints 2016 will help Gabriel’s Angels continue to serve approximately 14,000 children in Arizona. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting by donating $10 per vote, with a People’s Choice award going to the top three artists raising the most contributions. Judges’ Choice awards will also be issued at the event. Tickets for this 21 and over event are $40 per person. Tickets and voting are available at www.crowdrise.com/pawprints16.
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About Gabriel’s Angels
Entrepreneur and former CEO Pam Gaber founded Gabriel’s Angels in 2000 after witnessing the positive impact her Weimaraner, Gabriel, had on the children of the Crisis Nursery when he appeared at a holiday party. Gabriel’s Angels’ mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.
The organization has nearly 175 registered pet therapy teams, which volunteer at over 118 agencies to increase the overall sense of well-being and happiness for children in crisis. The program is designed to help children develop critical core behaviors, such as trust, empathy, respect, tolerance, and self-esteem in an effort to intervene in and end the cycle of violence. For more information about becoming a Therapy Team or volunteer, please call 602-266-0875 or visit www.GabrielsAngels.org