Photos by Gabriel Bancora
Branches celebrated its 14th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 400 guests helped raise valuable resources for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to low-income children, youth and families focused on long-term success. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing, as well as an exciting live auction. The event also featured the presentation of the Trish and Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award. All proceeds from the appeal of that evening supported Branches’ 7-week-long Summer Shade Camp serving 400+ children.