Over 300 Celebrate Friendship At Best Buddies Indiana’s 15th Anniversary Gala
The Best Buddies 15th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Friendship took place on Saturday, March 4 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Over 300 guests attended, enjoying silent and live auctions, a raffle of a beautiful diamond ring sponsored by Master Jewelers, dinner, dancing, and a program emceed by Eric Halvorson. The highlight of the evening was a Focus on Friendship keynote speech given by longtime friends Brad Worrell & Brian von Eiff, who were matched through Best Buddies at Carmel High School more than 10 years ago.
The highlight of the evening was a Focus on Friendship keynote speech given by longtime friends Brad Worrell & Brian von Eiff, who were matched through Best Buddies at Carmel High School more than 10 years ago; now adults, these two men live in different states but are still best friends. They truly demonstrate the lasting impact that Best Buddies can have on our participants, their families, and friends. Gala guests were inspired by their extraordinary story of friendship.
Honorees of the evening were NextGear Capital, presented with the Corporate Leadership Award; Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, presented with the Foundation Leadership Award; and Linda Barrabee, a longtime supporter and advisory board member, who received the Spirit of Friendship Award.
Sponsors of this spectacular evening included Anesthesia Consultants of Indianapolis, Northside Anesthesia Services, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, MHS, Anthem, Keller Macaluso LLC, MHS and NextGear Capital Inc.