A Midsummer Night's Dream A Huge Success
Athena Leadership’s annual fundraising event — A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a huge success in its first year, bringing together Winnipeg’s young professionals to experience a unique evening of Shakespearian inspiration in Manitoba Hydro Place, which was transformed into a midsummer night’s garden party with live entertainment, luxury Mercedes Benz exhibits, a high-value auction, a 25 foot flower wall selfie station, signature cocktails, gourmet desserts, and more.
With the support of presenting sponsors Hendrick’s Gin and Mercedes Benz Winnipeg, the July 2014 fundraiser generated over $11,000 in support of the Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund. Ambitious goals were set for A Midsummer Night's Dream, and it surpassed all expectation thanks to the support of outstanding first year sponsors, a talented and dedicated committee, and attendance from over 400 enthusiastic midsummer guests. For the full media release, click here.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund, established in 2013 to support young Manitoban women exhibiting high potential and financial need who want to further their education.
- Kayla Dickin, Event Chair
Midsummer Night's Dream 2014 Event Committee:
Event Chair: Kayla Dickin
Décor: Sharenda Wiebe & Ashley Monette
Corporate Sponsorship: Lindy Norris & Lana Bakun
Entertainment: Erin Bartlett & Dana Chappellaz
Marketing: Yelena Maleyev & Deanna Fair
Volunteer Recruitment: Laura Wittig