2018 Harvest for Hope Gala


Many thanks to everyone who supported the


We appreciate everyone who came to the event, provided or purchased auction items, sponsored the event, or volunteered their time.  All these contributions made the gala a wonderful and successful evening.  We raised a net profit of $70,713.51.  All proceeds will directly benefit our clients by enhancing our current family-based services, programs and operations, including financial assistance, financial counseling, as well as interactive classes addressing subjects such as spiritual growth, cooking on a budget, and healthy relationships.  We are grateful to our Sponsors, Auction Donors and Volunteers for your commitment to our mission.

Click here for the 2018 Photo Gallery.

2018 Sponsors

Hope Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

Click here for details about our Hope Diamond Sponsor


Diamond Sponsors: $5,000

Diamond Level sponsorsClick here for details about our Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors: $2,500

PlatinumClick here for details about our Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors: $1,000
Dan Helander, Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.
Dr. Paul and Vicki Free
Kristi W. Rapson, Keller Williams Realty
Michael O’Malley
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
RDJE, Inc.
Specialized Drywall
Troy and Lori Slezak

Silver Sponsors: $500
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory
Civil Site Services, Inc.
Clay Van Meter State Farm
Complete Dental Arts
Chris and Sandy VanFossan
Darby Real Estate Group
Georgia Bone & Joint
Mahaffey Orthodonics
Marvin and Betty Crisp

Bronze Sponsors: $250
Craig and Tami Lee Warman
Deidre Bembry, State Farm
Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center
Golf Rider
King Green, Bryan Stephens
McMullin, Stone, & Associates, Inc.
Newnan Foot & Ankle Surgery Center, LLC
Peachtree City Eye Center
Rob Pruitt, Purpose, Inc.
Stephen and Oobi Childs
Timothy Monihan, Farmers Insurance
US Foods


list of auction donors for website


Meet our Speaker

We enjoyed having Brandon Sherman, Vice President of Fidelity Bank, as our keynote speaker at this year’s gala.  Brandon shared his own experience of finding hope through the support of others after his family experienced great loss in Hurricane Katrina.  Like many of the families we serve at the Real Life Center, Brandon’s story is one of rebuilding lives and restoring hope through receiving help after the unpredictable “hurricanes” of life.

Click here for a biography of our speaker.





Real Life Center, an Auxiliary Ministry of Dogwood Church