VaqueroThe elegant Vaquero Clubhouse will welcome more than 150 guests to the GRACE Gala VIP Party on September 18. The event in the newly-renovated clubhouse will honor Gala sponsors and volunteer leadership.

With the GRACE Gala only a few weeks away, the VIP Party is a chance to take a moment and thank the many sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and others who bring the Gala to life, and express gratitude for raising much-needed funds for client services and programs.

The GRACE Gala is the single-largest fundraising event for GRACE during the year, and funds raised support all GRACE services including Emergency Assistance, Clothing and Food, Children’s Programs, Transitional Housing, Senior Services and the Community Clinic.

GRACE Chief Executive Officer Shonda Schaefer will express the importance of the Gala campaign season, and recognize those, like Gala Co-Chairs Lynda and Robert Warner, for their hard work.

The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the annual Angel of GRACE award winner. The Angel of GRACE is given each year to the person or organization who exemplifies GRACE’s mission of stewardship, compassion and guidance toward self-sufficiency. The Angel of GRACE will be announced publicly at the Gala on October 6.

The VIP Party is open to sponsors of the Gala. Sponsorships begin at $3,500 and include a table of ten for the Gala on October 6. For information about sponsorships contact Lara Hohweiler or visit