2018 Annual Dinner A Tremendous Success!
On May 10, 2018 over 200 guests helped us celebrate 120 Years of Villa Rosa's Impact on Families at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park . Charlene Rocke, a founding member of the Endowment Fund Committee and current President of the Villa Rosa Corporation, was presented with the Mary Paletta Philanthropy Award. A Villa Rosa Endowment Fund scholarship recipient and former Villa Rosa resident engaged the audience with her inspiring journey from a happy childhood, to a low point during her family's struggles after a tragedy and her own involvement in an unhealthy relationship, which led to her pregnancy and decision to enlist Villa Rosa's help. She gave birth to a beautiful son, graduated from Grade 12 at Villa Rosa and continued her education in the Inner City Social Work Program with the assistance of a Villa Rosa Endowment Fund Scholarship. Manitoba musical artist, Sheena Grobb serenaded all in attendance with her beautiful voice and heartfelt, meaningful songs. Thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, Dinner Committee volunteers, and silent auction donors who helped us raise $49,832 for the Villa Rosa Endowment Fund!