Over the past 10 years, The Welcome to America Project has held an annual prom fundraiser. Last year, WTAP kicked off the 10th anniversary with more than 200 guests and raised over $20,000 to help serve local resettled refugees.
This past year’s theme, Some Enchanted Evening, celebrated the moods and Music of Broadway and included musical performances by Paul Hillebrand and Michelle McLaughlin. Presenters included inspirational Iraqi refugee, Farman Muhammad and U.S. Congressman, Rep. David Schweikert who presented the Helping Hands Award to Carolyn and Phil Manning for their commitment to refugees over the past decade.
The 2010 disco-themed prom was equally a huge success, raising awareness and support for WTAP with the help of over 200 attendees. Refugee guest speaker, Saad Ghulam, gave a riveting speech to thank WTAP supporters for helping families like his.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our annual fundraiser, we’re looking forward to the 2012 prom and we’ll keep you updated as details emerge.