The Oscar viewing gala returns to the Cobb Energy and Performing Arts Centre and is the only Oscar party in the state of Georgia officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences.
Seven hundred people are expected to attend the black tie affair that supports the work of the CFR to help homeless families become self-sufficient and work toward helping them become contributing members of society.
“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are proud to offer such an exciting evening and unique way for the community to give back,” said Arielle Haynes, Communications Associate for CFR.
Since 1960, CFR has helped thousands of low-income families with temporary financial and food assistance, employment, education, and housing services. Guided by organizational values of Family, Integrity, Results, Service and Teamwork, the staff at CFR is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by helping families acquire the resources they need to become independent and self-sufficient.
“Hundreds of Cobb County officials, residents and organizations will come to enjoy an evening like the stars and watch Marietta become Tinseltown,” Haynes said.
The CFR is in its 13th year hosting the event with a live auction featuring high-end trips to foreign destinations and dinner with University of Georgia athletes up for bidding. “All of the proceeds will benefit The Center for Family Resources and help them as they work to empower and stabilize homeless families in need and help them become self-sufficient,” Haynes said.
Haynes said that CFR is hoping to raise $300,000 as they have done in past years.
Since its inception in 1994, Oscar Experience® has generated more than $30 million in funding for a wide spectrum of charitable organizations — every cent staying within the community where it was raised. The event is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grassroots program that enables local charities to host glamorous Oscar® viewing parties and raise money for their organizations.
Sponsorships start at $1,000. For more information, call Arielle Haynes at (813) 966-2444 or email ArielleHaynes@cfr.org. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and entertainment at 6:15 p.m.