Thank you to all who joined us for
Superheroes Unmasked: Virtual Gala on January 23, 2021.

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Recap: Our 1st Virtual Gala

by Kelly Gallagher, Founder

The 2021 Superheroes Unmasked: A Virtual Gala was a huge success.

Our organization was able to successfully raise $77,773.00 completely virtually. This event, normally held in person in the beautiful downtown Philadelphia area, kicked off our inaugural 2021 fundraising campaign from the comfort of our couch. 100% of funding from this event will go back to families in the NICU and our mother- baby campaigns that are in place in 11 area hospitals. We want to thank our sponsors for their continued commitment to our organization and who helped make this event possible.

We also want to thank our speakers Marques and Emily Colston, Lauren Holiday, Joleen Jaworski, Amy Jo Martin and Sara Walsh for sharing their own inspirational stories of why they remain committed to our mission. Our event emcees, Mara and Brian Taff, kept the event flowing with their own personal NICU story and led our successful Fund to Mission where supporters sent in generous live donations. Our guests were dancing around their living rooms to music by Go Go Gadjet. Our showstopper finale capped off the evening with a special performance by Mario Winans singing his #2 hit song, “I Don’t Wanna Know”. A huge thank you to our Creative Director, Rachael Balascak who from start to finish logged countless hours ensuring this virtual program went off flawlessly!

The Superhero Project is committed to continuing its mission of supporting families in the NICU and ensuring the 1:10 families who have sick infants feel supported and loved. If you would like to make a donation, please consider doing so.

An encore presentation of our broadcast can be viewed below.

Event Photos

Virtual Gala means YOU are the photographer! From our volunteers delivering our snack packs to our guests enjoying the program from the comfort of their couch.

Speakers & Performances

Thank you to all of our speakers & performers for the evening.

Brian & Mara Taff

Brian & Mara Taff

Emcees

Kelly Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher

Founder

Lauren Holiday

Lauren Holiday

Honoree

Amy Jo Martin

Amy Jo Martin

Sara Walsh

Sara Walsh

Marques & Emily Colston

Marques & Emily Colston

Joleen Jaworski

Joleen Jaworski

Go Go Gadget

Go Go Gadget

Mario Winans

Mario Winans

Special Performance

Event Program

Thank you to Rae Hearts Design & Photography 
for designing our event program.

Thank you to Minuteman Press, Lansdale, Pa 
for printing our event program.

2021 Sponsors

Superman Sponsors

superhero friend Sponsors

Special Thank You

Christian Prasol & Emily cohen

Digital Ad Journal

Filled with information on our programs, tribute ads from NICU families and messages from our sponsors.

Honoring

Lauren Holiday

Lauren Holiday

Recipient of the 1st Friend of the Superhero Award

Lauren is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion while playing on the US Women’s Soccer Team. At the age of 3 she faced open-heart surgery and in 2016, Lauren had a skull based tumor removed. She is an overcomer on and off the field. She and her husband Jrue reside in New Orleans, LA and are in love with daughter who is 4 and their son who was born this fall.

Silent Auction

Thank you to all the amazing businesses who donated items to our Silent Auction. 

Wanna join us next year?
Email info@superheroprojectinc.org to be put on our reminder list.

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