LightHouse is honored to once again be the beneficiary of the annual concert hosted by our dear friends and longtime Enchanted Hills Camp Alumni, the Gill Family. This year’s concert theme is A Tribute to Tony Bennett. Treat yourself to a night of incredible music performed by Alex Perez, Marie Finch, and Steve Gill with a featured performance by Anne Gill. Please see the event details and a message from the Gill Family below.
What: EHC Benefit Concert: A Tribute to Tony Bennett
When: Saturday, February 24, 7:30 pm
Where: Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton, 94027
Cost: $20 Suggested Donation, all proceeds will go to Enchanted Hills Camp
Please Note: Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Those planning to attend should contact Nancy Gill at 650-948-4648 or firstname.lastname@example.org, please indicate the number of guests attending and contact information.
Message from Steve and Nancy Gill
In 1997, shortly after our daughter Anne graduated from Los Altos High School, she was in a near-fatal car accident that left her blind and brain injured. When she came home in the spring of 1998, we were frustrated to discover that few resources are designed to help people like our daughter who have multiple disabilities. Therefore, we were delighted to find out that the LightHouse for the Blind offers a session at its Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) for visually impaired adults who have other disabilities as well.
Anne, like other participants, enjoys spending five days in the Napa Hills participating in activities like horseback riding, swimming, and hiking with a remarkable, inspiring staff.
Our gratitude for the camp’s existence, our appreciation for the incredible patience and compassion of the staff (many of whom are visually impaired), and our desire to support the special needs session inspired Steve, veteran Bay Area actor/singer and the founder of Menlo School’s Fine Arts Program, to organize the first benefit concert for the LightHouse in 1999.
Since that first year, the benefit concerts have raised over $150,000. LightHouse has used the proceeds from these concerts to provide partial scholarships to those attending Enchanted Hills Camp and help fund rebuilding projects in the aftermath of the devastating 2017 fires.
For this year’s benefit, Steve, his good friend, the multi-talented Alex Perez, and Marie Finch, Menlo School’s choral director are presenting the bio-concert A Tribute to Tony Bennett.
We hope you that you enjoy the show. Your contributions will help LightHouse continue to provide a very special experience to blind adults like Anne.