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40th Annual Schreiber Gala: One for the record books

Our 40th Annual Gala was more than just a night to remember, it was also one for the record books.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, auction donors, attendees, and remote silent auction bidders we were able to raise an incredible $300,709 to support the uncompensated care costs for our Schreiber Kids.

Gala Fundraising Gross Proceeds 2023 vs. 2024

For the last 40 years our annual Gala has helped support our growing center. Through the addition of our childcare program and reverse mainstream preschool, our mental and behavioral health therapy services, and our growing recreational program offerings, our gala has been a backbone of financial support. Every year we ask more of our sponsors, donors, and attendees, and every year you come through for us and help us get closer to our goal! It is because of your generosity and commitment to our mission that we are still, 88 years later, able to keep Edna’s promise to never turn a child away from care, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

40th Annual Schreiber Gala Attendees

Our silent and live auctions alone raised an impressive $69,367! We are humbled by all the members of our community and local businesses who donated items. Even our staff got in on the fun, with our educational department and each therapy department donating individual baskets made with the help of their Schreiber kids. The success of these auctions is especially exciting because it means that we can provide services to more central PA kids in need.

One of several silent auction tables

Kids like our 2024 Ambassadors Aubrey, Allegra, Colton, and Grayson. Kids and families who have graciously agreed to share their stories and journeys to highlight the progress being made here every day. Introducing and celebrating our ambassadors at our annual gala is a tradition that we cherish, as it allows attendees to meet and mingle with these families and witness firsthand the benefits of Schreiber through them. If you weren’t able to make it to our gala and you’re interested in learning more about this year’s ambassadors check out the 2024 Ambassador Introduction Video.

While each of our 2024 ambassadors have been attending therapies at the Schreiber center for a few years, we will be highlighting their progress and achievements on our social media channels this year to allow our friends and supporters to witness firsthand what makes our pediatric therapy center so special. So, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch their stories unfold.

2024 Schreiber Ambassadors (Left to right: Allegra, Colton, Aubrey, & Grayson)

This year’s event would not have been the success that it was without the hard work and dedication of Shumaker PDT who made sure our event space was set up to both look and function beautifully. Their electronic expertise was especially appreciated this year as we had so much interest in the Gala that we ended up renting a second room so that we could open ticket sales up after we sold out and allow everyone who wanted to come out and support us to do so!

Shumaker tech set up

We also owe our incredible volunteers a special show of gratitude. They truly went above and beyond to make sure that our guests experienced the royal treatment, and the evening ran smoothly. From helping set up, run our registration booth, managing our silent auction, greeting our guests, handling coat check, and helping tear down the night, they planned an instrumental role in making our Gala a memorable and enjoyable evening for everyone in attendance. We are honored by their commitment and grateful for their time and care.  

Schreiber employee & volunteers running registration

As terrific as this year’s gala was, it would not have been possible if not for our incredible sponsors. Their financial support both in funds bestowed and time and resources donated in-kind made the night possible. Our gratitude for the care and support of local businesses and organizations who continue to join forces with us to help our most precious population reach their fullest potential through therapy and educational services at Schreiber cannot be overstated. Thank you sponsors!

40th Annual Schreiber Gala Sponsors

Help Schreiber Kids like our Ambassadors receive the care they need, by donating in support of our Kids’ Care Fund, a long and short term savings account used to cover the costs of uncompensated care.

As a nationally recognized pediatric facility, the Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development provides family-centered education and therapy programs for infants, children and adolescents with disabilities, developmental delays, and acquired injuries. Our goal-oriented approach maximizes each child’s ability to function independently within the community.

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Gala Photos by: Nick Gould Photography

Ambassador Video by: GP Film & Photography