On June 16, 2018, 266 of our supporters gathered at The Propcellar in Memphis, TN to celebrate and empower the teachers and students at the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan.
This marked the 6th year for our annual Good People Good Beer Gala, and you showed up looking great in our 1920's Speakeasy theme. Here's what you accomplished in 3 hours:
The Good People
It was a good mix of old and new friends. You mingled, tasted delicious brews, ate, and participated at our Fundraising Stations, all for the students and teachers at the Endure Primary School. Simply put, you brought the magic. You were a part of something bigger than yourself for a few hours.
We also caught your bright faces on camera!
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the evening:
The Good Beer
We served 10 tasting brews that ranged from an Icelandic white ale brewed 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle to a kolsch brewed just south of us in Mississippi. This year's kegs were provided by local favorites Wiseacre and Crosstown, with the food coming from Gray Canary, The Arcade, Blind Bear, and more. We definitely weren't lacking in the drinks and eats department!
And your votes are in! This year's favorite brew was Einstock's Icelandic White Ale, which barely beat out Mighty Mississippi Brewing Co.'s Kinlock Kolsch by a mere two votes.
We Want Your Feedback!
A lot of planning goes into this annual Gala. You can help us make Good People Good Beer 2019 even better by completing a short survey we've setup online just for you. Your feedback, thoughts, and ideas will help our event committee plan next year's gala!
Thank you to our volunteers who made the evening possible!
Winy Dinar, Stephen Hackett, Emily Frazier, Natalie Eddings, Jay Hedges, Olivia Frantz, Jeremy Warner, Kellee Stokesberry, Kristin Marshall, Mary Patrick, Emily Johnson, Kindle Vickers, Chad Irwin, Emilie Rogers, Rhett Rogers, Shahid Tate, Ed Waugh, John Hatcher, Rominic Clark, Jacob Merryman, Brandon Rushing, Nadia Nichols, Whitney Michele, Jacob Geyer, Denzel Briggs, Sara James, Jhanna Fields, and Emery Jenkins.
A special thank you to our event sponsors!
Traditional Construction Co. Inc., First National Realty, Tour Collierville, Gloria's Bridal, Indigo, JemmiLou Rye, Miss Cordelia's, Great Wines & Spirits of Memphis, Barefoot Bride, West Memorial, The Arcade Restaurant, Yorshire Liquors, International Beer Market Raffe's Deli, Emery Jenkins, Gray Canary (EnjoyAM Restaurant Group), Blind Bear, Kendra Scott, SixPoint Brewery, and Crosstown Brewing Company.
And a big thank you to this year's event committee for all their hard work!
Kaile Pippin, Brooke Vogel, Ed Waugh, Mary Patrick, Nadia Nichols, Jacob Merryman, and Deveeshree Nayak.
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency response, and grassroots advocacy programs.
Here are three simple and effective ways you can directly empower the Sudanese people:
1. Join The Renewal. This is our family of monthly givers who never stop pushing the needle forwards. They give automatically each and every month, providing consistent support to our Sudanese partners. Renewal members who give $25+ a month also get free tickets to the Good People Good Beer Gala every year. LEARN MORE »
2. Become A Fundraiser. You can start an online fundraising page for the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp or Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains. Your efforts will change lives. BECOME A FUNDRAISER »
3. Register For Eden's Run 5K. Our annual family-friendly 5K run that supports the Endure primary School returns for its 9th year on October 20, 2018! You can register for free and raise $100 or pay to enter and skip fundraising. REGISTER NOW »