Champions of StepUp Ministry gathered to celebrate the 30 years of StepUp’s service to the Raleigh community on January 26, 2019 at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center.
photography by Diane McKinney Photography
Governor Cooper kicked off the evening by honoring Art Ross with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The Gala, sponsored by First National Bank, included StepUp stories shared by graduates James Ivy and Carissa Newkirk, a paddle raise hosted by Christopher Edmonston and Greg Jones, music from DJ Joe Bunn and fun raffle prizes. The event raised $236,826 to support the work of StepUp Ministry to help adults and children transform their lives through employment and life skills training.