In early October, Sunflower Mission and nearly 700 of our closest friends gathered to celebrate 15 years of providing educational opportunities to the under-served, in Vietnam. We are so happy to report that we raised over $384,000 through the event, alone!
The evening began with a reception of tasty hors d’oeuvres at the Sugar Land Marriott hotel. Welcoming our guests were displays that included the artful expression of the number 15, gorgeous floral arrangements, an anthology of our annual reports, and a 3-tiered cake.
The main ballroom was elegantly decked out in navy and white with gold and silver accents. Mistress & Master of Ceremonies was: Mrs. Thien-Trang Nguyen and Mr. Dinh Ngo. This pair expertly navigated us through an evening full of thoughtful and moving words and performances. Some of the highlights of the night:
“15 Years of Believing” – Mr. Tuan Dao, chairman and Mrs. Kim Oanh Nguyen, president
“When You Believe” – vocal performance by Minh-Thu Pham and Thao Pham
Ao dai Cultural Showcase – designs by Danny Nguyen Couture
“Sunflower Mission: What We Do” – video by Dan Q. Dao
Dare to Believe – words from Ms. Duy-Loan Le
“You Raise Me Up” – vocal performance by Peter Trinh
Tieng Hat Hoc Tro – vocal performance by Bich Van Nguyen
Thank you to our all of our sponsors. Without your support this event would not have been possible.
To our volunteers, performers, and speakers—you came from near and far, you loaned us your time and talents, you put your heart into the night’s events and for that we are so grateful.
Our photographers, Frame This Moment Photography by Thuvan and Major Photography 1, thank you for capturing the heart and soul of the event. Long after the year is over and the event is but a memory, your work will keep the spirit of that night alive.