Imani Christian Academy gala marks 20th anniversary
“You put them in an environment where they're loved and cared for ... every day is a blessing. That's how I got hooked — someone took me out to see the school. I'm sure there are other schools that do it, but this place is pretty darn neat,” said board member Walter Werner (with Kathy).
The “them” in the equation were the students of Imani Christian Academy, which was hosting its annual gala Sept. 7 in the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field. The statement proved to be a sentiment shared by all, as was the impression that these kids leave on anyone who is lucky enough to cross paths with them.
Co-chaired by Morgan andKathy O'Brien, John andBecky Surma, and Bill and Kara Guerin, the event drew 400 to celebrate 20 years of laying the foundation of faith, love, support and education for this bumper crop of sure to be Next Big Things to go out in the world and make their mark.
Also attending were board chair Cliff Benson, vice chair Laura Ellsworth, principal Terri Ayers, Kim Tillotson Fleming andCurt Fleming, Sue andRick Kapusta, and Charlie andLaTasha Batch.
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