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Touching Heart Family Gala – A night of inspiration and fun!

Touching Heart’s Family Gala is a night of inspiration that you won’t forget! Families and members of the community come together to celebrate kindness and compassion as we empower kids to change the world! This unique gala is the first of its kind and offers the star treatment – an evening of dining, dancing, fun activities, and a silent auction.

We are so happy to announce that Elaine Espinola Keltz will be our emcee for the night, and Ken Harvey is our keynote speaker!

Join us for this special night to supporting Touching Heart’s mission of inspiring children to have a giving heart!

Join us for this night to remember, where you and your family will receive the start treatment including a delicious dinner, fun activity stations, dancing, and a unique silent auction! You don’t want to miss this inspirational event! For more information on attending please view our event brochure here.

We are happy to announce that Touching Heart’s Family Gala is now sold-out! We can’t wait to see everyone on September 22nd!

Want to see your company logo featured here?



Your sponsorship does so much – first, it funds our Kids on a Mission, Schools on a Mission and Art of Giving programs that help children learn about the joy of giving back. Second, your donation multiplies in value as these children complete service projects and raise funds to provide basic necessities for children in local foster care, in local homeless shelters, and in carefully screened orphanages worldwide.

Touching Heart is proud to inspire kids with the joy of giving through programs that focus on educating children about needs in their local communities as well as a round the world, and then creating hands-on opportunities for them to make a difference. Our Family Gala is sure to be fun for the whole family, while supporting Touching Heart’s ability to empower the next generation of compassionate leaders!

Our sponsors make Touching Heart programs possible! Be a part of this inspiring evening on September 22nd, 2018 and make a difference! View the sponsorship opportunities here!

Special thanks to our generous Family Gala sponsors!


Bewtra Charity Fund

DR Carlson and Family
Eric Grossman and Family
Kimmy Huggins and Family

Sew Magarbo

DullesMoms .com

Wegmans Dulles

Dayton Mitchell Photography
Stu Estler Photography
Totally Essential
XOXO Photography
Bach to Rock South Riding

Language on Demand


We are excited to offer an amazing silent auction for this unique event!  From handcrafted jewelry, winery outings, exclusive vacations…the possibilities are endless! The best part is that your auction purchase will make a difference for kids!

View and bid on the silent auction online here!

Thank you to the amazing companies who have donated items for our auction! 



If you would like to donate an item to be featured in the auction, email info@touchingheart.com to join the fun!

Our Family Gala truly would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and our compassionate and dedicated planning committee. 

Join us to get involved and help plan this highly anticipated event! Make a difference and have a ton of fun while doing it!  

Email info@touchingheart.com for more information or to join a committee!

2018 Family Gala Committee

Host Committee:  

Kimmy Huggins

Jess Turicchi

Nina Un

Dawn Kresslein

Junior Board Committee:  

Isabel Yi: President

Neha Kulshreshtha: Secretary

Aakriti Mahajan: Kids on a Mission Specialist

Haley Longfellow: Schools on a Mission Specialist – High School

Mason Dougherty: Schools on a Mission Specialist – Middle School

Unable to support as a sponsor? Consider donating items for our onsite Family Gala cold pack service project for the homeless:



Snacks (granola bars, etc.)



We would like to make 150 cold packs for the homeless onsite at the Family Gala.  Donations in any quantity is greatly appreciated!

Contact info@touchingheart.com to arrange for your donation today.


Please view our sponsorship brochure or email info@touchingheart.com for details on attending this inspiring evening!