Swinging on a Star Gala

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Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC

Dining and dancing for a cause! Our Swinging on a Star Gala was a resounding success! Because of everyone who made it happen a lot of funds were raised to provide services to prevent child abuse and neglect!  Since 1884 CSS has served children and families. Our Adoption, Grandfamilies, Parents in Action and Care About Childcare programs empower families and caregivers through services that support the safety and well-being of children in Utah.
Our Presenting Sponsor was The Craig and Connie Thatcher Foundation.

Ken Verdoia – MC for Swinging on a Star Gala

 – Our 2017 Master of Ceremonies was Ken Verdoia, former Senior Coordinating Producer for KUED. 
 – Swing tunes were provided by the amazing Riverton Jazz Band before and after dinner.
 – Top talent from Ballroom Utah entertained during our program.
 – Folks lingered after the program to dance or visit.

Fun and unique ticket-auction prizes included –

 – Airfare to New Orleans on Southwest and a 1-night stay at Royal Sonesta Hotel – Value over
 – A Three Night Cabin stay in Island Park Idaho – a $500 Value!
 – A Three night stay at the St. George Garden Inn and Tuacahn tickets!
 – Two VIP tickets to Taste of the Wasatch
 – Utah Jazz tickets and more!

Contact Emily@cssutah.org for information about sponsorships or donations to our 2018 Gala!

2017 Universe Presenting Sponsor

The Craig and Connie Thatcher Foundation

2017 Constellation Sponsors

Marcy Barlow

Alphagraphics South Salt Lake, Constellation Sponsor of Children's Service Society Swinging on a Star Gala









2017 Shooting Star Sponsors

Sam Morgan Fine Homes







 Gail Halladay


Wendy Jackson


Kirton McConkie










Paula McFarland


Bria Mertens

Security National Mortgage Company – Dave Pettitt








Connie White

United Parcel Service








Zion’s Bank




Thanks to our Wonderful In-kind Donors

Ballroom Utah, in-kind donor for the Children's Service Society Swinging on a Star Gala

Ballroom Utah








Riverton Jazz Band - In-kind sponsor of the Children's Service Society Swinging on a Star Gala

Riverton Jazz Band


In-kind donors providing our fantastic prize offerings – 


Olympic Gardens Dance Hall 1948

Olympic Gardens Dance Hall 1948


Children’s Service Society


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220 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
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