On Friday, May 10th, the Kaleidoscope Ball was held in downtown Winston-Salem at the Millennium Center. This was the second annual event benefiting Kaleideum.
In July 2016, the Children’s Museum and Sci Works merged thus forming Kaleideum. Their mission is: Inspiring wonder, curiosity and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery.
The title sponsor of the event was BB&T. The Event Chairs were Susan & Raul Colon and Amy & Preston Yates. The Honorary Chairs were Cathy and Chris Pace. Winston-Salem Chief of Police, Catrina Thompson was the Keynote Speaker. Her message highlighted how a museum such as Kaleideum can help bridge the cultural divide in a community.
Guests enjoyed both a silent and live auction as well as a raffle and a Whiskey Wall, where they were able to bid on unique whiskeys. Dinner, dancing and cocktails were enjoyed by over 290 guests. Entertainment was provided by Irresistible Grove.
“As part of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County educational landscape, Kaleideum encourages individuals from different backgrounds to play and learn together,” said Elizabeth Dampier, Executive Director. “When we are able to learn alongside individuals who are different from us, we are able to learn more and open our minds to different perspectives. We can change our minds, tackle problems from different angles, and persevere when there are challenges. This kaleidoscopic thinking, and with the support of our community through the Annual Fund and the Kaleidoscope Ball, it is what happens at Kaleideum every single day.”
If you missed this year’s fabulous event be sure to mark your calendar for May 8th, 2020, to join in the fun next year!
To learn more about the event or other monthly events visit www.kaleideum.org