The Gala

Because of the support of our generous CSI Gala sponsors and guests, the 13th annual event – held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 – was a huge success! We are grateful for the outpouring of support.

More than $218,000 was raised because of the generosity of sponsors, donors, a record number of guests and many volunteers. This impressive total is record-breaking for the CSI Gala.

Together we will change lives, strengthen communities and bring hope to children and families around the world. The funds raised will support these hopes and dreams, and you are key to our success.


Thank You, Gala Co-Chairs and Committee Members

Thank you to our co-chairs, Dr. Paul Melchert and James Zimmerman!

Thank you to Gala Committee members Melanie McCall, Lora Koppel, Jan Martland, Jennifer Krieman, Anna Koppel, Tom Fansler, Ruthanne Randall, Sally Lannin, Zinda Schaefer, Peck Tierney, Linda Specht and Linda Sedgwick.

And a special thank you to keynote speaker Laura Romero; 2017 service award recipient Dr. David Vandersteen; and our entertainers, the Sangba Dance Troupe and Belle Amore, for helping to make the evening so meaningful and memorable.





To view more photos from the Gala, visit the CSI Flickr album.


Thank you, sponsors!