Mentors International Announces 25th Anniversary Gala and Charity Auction

Mentors International’s 25th Anniversary Gala and Charity Auction will take place November 5, 2015 at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The ‘Silver Linings’ themed gala, one of the largest events in Utah, promises to deliver an evening to remember. Gala guests will enjoy an international reception and charity auction with offerings including hand-crafted items from around the world, experiential activities, exciting travel packages, major sports events, and more. Early arriving guests will be rewarded with a surprise.

Lloyd Newell, the host of Music and the Spoken Word, will highlight 25 years of achievements by Mentors International. After the gourmet dinner experience gala guests will enjoy great entertainment.

GENTRI, the Gentleman Trio will delight guests with their ‘Cinematic Pop’ signature sound. These three tenors are well known to both local and national audiences.

Soprano star Monica Yunus of The Metropolitan Opera will be the featured entertainer and 2015 Humanitarian Award recipient.  Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

Another surprise will be revealed toward the end of the evening. The excitement will be non-stop.

“We are celebrating the most exciting year in our history of lifting 3.6 million people out of poverty. Clients want to become self-reliant. Our program provides mentoring, business skills training, and small business loans to impoverished entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, Latin American, and most recently Africa,” said Mark L. Petersen, President and CEO. “It’s amazing how a small loan makes such a big difference. It can literally change the lives of families for generations to come.”

Mentors International is an international nonprofit serving those in extreme poverty in a self-sustaining way through business training, character development, and financial services. Over 90% of clients are women with no other access to financial services. By giving borrowers the opportunity to get a loan, they can begin to grow their small businesses. Mentors International was founded in 1990 and ranks among the top 2% of charities in the United States. The headquarters is in Draper, Utah with operations in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa. For more information, visit www.mentorsinternational.org or call Julie James Moselle at 801.676.7776.

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