The 2016 Amethyst Ball—Rock the Bacara—A Huge Success!
On Saturday night, April 30, More than 400 people filled the gloriously decorated Bacara ballroom, transformed into a high-end rock concert venue for performers Alan Parsons and his band (The Alan Parsons Live Project), along with special guest David Pack from the hit group Ambrosia. In keeping with the theme “Rock the Bacara,” guests were invited to blend black tie with rock n’ roll chic, and their creative attire ranged from hipster pantsuits, to black leather rocker dresses and classic glittering gala wear.
The video for the evening featured the story of a young mother in recovery, along with commentary from rock luminaries like Alan Parsons, who support CADA’s work because they come from “a business rife with problems of alcohol.” Rock star Eric Burdon (The Animals) remarked, “It takes education to deter young people from abusing drugs and alcohol.” Singer David Pack told the crowd he’d grown up in an alcoholic family and appreciated CADA’s efforts to prevent and treat alcoholism and drug abuse.
Special thanks to our Crown Jewel sponsors: Earl and Claudia Minnis, Bacara Resort, Carl Wescott, and Leslie Ridley-Tree, whose late husband was the great uncle of Alan Parsons! The success of this event was due to the tireless efforts of the gala’s co-chairs: Betsy Turner, Sue Neuman, Anne Towbes, Diana MacFarlane, and Holly Murphy, as well as Men’s Committee co-chairs Bob Bryant and Peter Hilf. Mr Hilf delighted the crowd with his gift of $70,000 to what he called CADA’s “A project with a triple-A team.”
CADA also wishes to thank the grammy award-winning Alan Parsons and his band, who delighted the crowd with their special blend of cosmic rock in an unforgettable performance!
The Alan Parsons Live Project delights the crowd at the 2016 Amethyst Ball.
Amethyst Ball Co-Chairs Sue Neuman, Betsy Turner, Diana MacFarlane, Holly Murphy, and Anne Smith Towbes
Peter Hilf hands Men's Committee Co-Chair Bob Bryant a check for $70,000 to benefit CADA at the Amethyst Ball.
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