Seeking a creative way to introduce GIAL to a large and new audience, Jennie and Tom Gilchrist launched “Broadway at the Troutt’s”, a fun and entertaining evening to benefit GIAL student aid and scholarships. Through the generosity of Lisa and Kenny Troutt, who opened their gorgeous home for the event, almost 250 people enjoyed dinner, a show of Broadway tunes and a video and brief message from GIAL.
God answered every prayer from beautiful weather and an excellent sound system to an enthusiastic crowd who expressed genuine interest in GIAL. Because of the Troutt’s underwriting, proceeds from ticket sales and table sponsorships, went directly to scholarships and student aid allowing GIAL to assist additional students this fall. Many guests followed up with notes and emails expressing their enjoyment of the “out of the ordinary” evening and their delight in knowing that GIAL is “in our own backyard.”