The evening will honor the Ventura County District Attorney’s Ellie Liston Crime Victims’ Assistance Program with its Inspiration Award. The Ventura County team has become an integral partner of the Christina Grimmie Foundation. A second award, the Trailblazer Award, will be given to Kurt Hugo Schneider and Michael Schneider for helping launch the Foundation and being such ardent supporters. The evening will be hosted by TV personality and AwesomenessTV producer Hunter March. Tickets may be purchased here.
“We are extremely excited about this year’s event, having Hunter March host again and our worthy honorees,” commented Albert Grimmie, CEO of the Christina Grimmie Foundation. “Our inaugural effort last year exceeded our goals and expectations allowing us to help many families. We hope to do the same this year.”
Speaking on behalf of the victim advocates serving crime victims and their families in Ventura County, District Attorney Totten stated, “We are truly humbled and deeply honored to receive the Christina Grimmie Foundation Inspiration Award and to work with the Grimmie family and the Foundation in furtherance of their gifted daughter Christina’s legacy.”
Hosting for a second year in a row, Hunter March is a Scholastic author, AwesomenessTV producer, and TV personality now hosting Sugar Rush on Netflix. He began at AwesomenessTV as a coffee-fetching intern, became a producer 3 days later, and over the 5 years since starting there he has become the face of the channel with nearly 5 million subscribers.
Since its initial fundraiser last October, the Christina Grimmie Foundation has given out nearly $50,000 in grants to families dealing with the tragedy of gun violence as well as those fighting the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. The Foundation has also added Ambassadors who were survivors of the Pulse shooting, Route 91 Las Vegas shooting and the Parkland School shooting.
The event is open to the public and features a VIP reception, gourmet dinner, complimentary wine, terrific live music, a raffle and a one-of-a-kind Silent Auction. The date was selected as it is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Sponsorships are available and additional donations are welcome. Tickets can be purchased by texting ‘CGFGala’ to 855-735-BIDR (2437) or by visiting here.