On June 12th, MindsEye held its first-ever Drive-In Gala Fundraiser! The event was the “Covid-safe” replacement for this year’s Soiree. 50 cars of MindsEye supporters filled the Sheldon Concert Hall parking lot for an evening of music, food, and film. Some highlights included a visit by Marty McFly and his genuine 1981 DeLorean, stirring remarks by MindsEye clients Erica Wolf and Josh Sisson, and an exciting silent auction held on a mobile platform. Guests also enjoyed a gourmet “drive-in” dinner by La Chef while screening Back to the Future 2 with its full studio Audio Description track.
Thanks to attendees, donors, and event sponsors, over $80,000 was raised to support MindsEye programs. Special thanks go to Presenting Sponsor Lighthouse for the Blind- St. Louis, Platinum Sponsors Ameren Illinois, Mark Slocomb, and Emerson, and Gold Sponsors Missouri Council of the Blind, Donald Shaffner, and Bill Jones/Jones Family Charitable Fund.
Check out the MindsEye video that premiered at the Drive-In and keep scrolling to see a photo gallery of event highlights! (Video produced by LP Creative Studios, all photos courtesy of Brian Brunner Photography)