Each spring, luxury home builder Toll Brothers hosts a gala benefitting the American Cancer Society. Last Friday, it marked two major milestones: its 25th anniversary and a record-breaking $1 million raised. It was the most money ever raised by the event, shattering its $790,000 projected goal.
"We are so grateful to Toll Brothers for their extraordinary support," said Caitlin Wagner, senior development manager, Distinguished Events. "The gala is always a beautiful event, and Toll Brothers does a wonderful job connecting the guests with the mission of the Society."
More than 620 guests attended the Toll Brothers gala, held at the Waterworks on Philadelphia's historic Boathouse Row. Joe Frick, CEOs Against Cancer, Pennsylvania Chapter member, and cancer survivor, along with Society-funded researcher Jonathan Brody, PhD, gave a stirring presentation that helped raise more than $38,000 at the event as part of a mission appeal. Guests also enjoyed dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and more.
Toll Brothers employees across the nation are actively involved in fundraising for the gala. Each of the company's divisions nationwide had its own unique fundraising site so its employees could participate and contribute to the gala's net profit. The team pages secured more than $100,000 in donations for the event.
Toll Brothers, headquartered in Horsham, PA, is a major supporter of the American Cancer Society. In addition to its annual gala benefitting the Society, its CEO, Douglas C. Yearley, is a chair of the CEOs Against Cancer, Pennsylvania Chapter.
Small photo (from left to right): Joanna Coleman, Toll Brothers Gala Committee; Caitlin Wagner, Senior Development Manager, Distinguished Events; Martha Fisher, Toll Brothers Gala Committee; and Lauren McShea, Executive Director, Community Development.