Fundraising event for Academy of Special Dreams to take place Sept. 15

From left, at a previous Academy of Special Dreams fundraising event, are Ricky Biel, Brian To, Martin Vogel, Riley Weinstein, Christopher Haydel, Academy President and CEO Michael Dergar, and Jerry J. Ruiz.

Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will honor Linda Lopez, chief, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and R.C. Schrader, vice president and managing director of the Latino Practice Group, Bolton & Company, at a fundraising event for the Foundation at the Networking For A Cause event hosted by Haydel Biel & Associates at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

The “Blue Carpet” event will feature live demonstrations of artists with disabilities creating their art together with a silent auction of art, photography, and other works by various artists, in addition to food and music by Mariachi Arcoíris de Los Ángeles. In furtherance of its mission, the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will award college scholarships and working artists grants to several artists with disabilities. All of the proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation, a tax-exempt public charity dedicated to bringing awareness to artists in the special needs community.

"Despite more than 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it has been reported by national media that less than one in five disabled adults are employed. The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation through our website and participation in art exhibitions seeks to publicize the creative talents of artists with disabilities and each year provides financial support to them through our college scholarships and working artists grants," said Michael Dergar, president and CEO.

More information about the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation can be found at www.specialacademy.org.

For more information about the fundraising event and to buy tickets, visit http://dreams.n4ac.org/.


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Apr 2020


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