February 24th, 2018 6:00 to 10:00pm The 2017 Rising Phoenix Awards Ceremony & Celebration Dinner
The fifth annual Rising Phoenix Awards. Always a fun and inspiring night, we'll gather the Rising Phoenix Collective together to recognize and celebrate the 2017 nominees and be inspired by the stories shared by the twelve finalists. Yes, we'll be drumming in community again! This event is open to the public, and the location will be named in December based on where the majority of the nominations come from. Click here for more information about the Rising Phoenix Awards and stay tuned for more information about the event.
September 30th, 2017 6:30 to 9:30pm The First Annual TILC Community Gala - A Night in Vegas!
On September 30th, 2017 we hosted the first annual TILC Gala fundraiser, and it was a ball! Definitely not your normal gala or fundraiser, we brought our community a Vegas-like night in the Grand Ballroom at the University of Toledo Radisson hotel. There were five themed zones to visit:
“Cosmopolitan” zone – Informal community gathering area in center of room with bar for unstructured networking and socializing.
“New York New York” zone – The place to meet people via a fun, structured networking activity and introductions to TILC members via booths and demos.
“Monte Carlo” zone – Area for casino games and competition where participants played with “funny money” at Vegas-like table games like blackjack, poker, roulette, etc.
“Paris” zone – To bring out the creativity in all of us! A community art project, photo booth with costumes, and a silent auction fundraiser.
"Circus Circus" zone - the kids' zone with certified babysitters and fun activities for the kids in an adjacent room so the adults could relax and have some fun.
A huge thank you to everyone that contributed - the TILC team, the sponsors, the volunteers, the vendors, and especially everyone from the community that came to play and help us build something special. Hope to see you again next year!
2017 Gala Highlight Pics
September 21st and 22nd, 2017 TILC at the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Conference
TILC is a big supporter of LCHTC's efforts and we're showing up at their 2017 annual conference in a big way! We're a sponsor and will have a booth there to talk to attendees about how TILC connects with them via the Rising Phoenix Awards and Single Moms Intentional Living Endowment (SMILE) programs, and TILC Executive Director Cal Loo is presenting a workshop called "The Power of Story" to help participants find healing in the process of telling their own stories as well as giving hope and inspiration to others by sharing them. Click here for more information. Please come to the conference to learn more about human trafficking and visit our booth!