Ensemble Raises $259K For Make-A-Wish
Ensemble’s Libbie Rice, Sandra Lowe-Brown, Chris Lackstrom, Diane Petras, Lindsay Pearlman, and auctioneer Jay Basinger. Center holding check: Local Make-A-Wish teen Christian, who shared his story that evening.
Ensemble Travel Group raised $259,000 in total donations for the Make-A-Wish® foundation at its annual charity event fundraiser. In the last seven years, Ensemble members and partners have helped raise a total of more than $870,000 for Make-A-Wish. An additional $50,000 was raised to support hurricane relief efforts through several of Ensemble’s cruise partners’ foundations.
“The entire Ensemble family goes into the Circle of Excellence Gala with open hearts and open wallets. And year after year, their generosity blows me away, but this year was really special,” said Co-President Lindsay Pearlman. “To see how much of an impact we as an organization have on the people we touch is truly gratifying. But it works the other way, too, when we think about how it touches us. Words can’t describe that feeling.”