Better Together announces sponsors, remaining tickets for ‘A Night of a Million Dreams’ Gala Nov. 10

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, has announced this year’s sponsors and remaining tickets for its ‘A Night of a Million Dreams’ Gala on Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz-themed gala will take guests on a magical journey to the wonderful land of better families and better jobs with an evening of dinner, impactful stories, live music from Broadway Star Kerry Ellis – best known for her role as Elphaba in the West End and Broadway productions of the musical “Wicked” – and live and silent auctions, with all proceeds to benefit Better Together programs that serve families across the state. The event is chaired by Dr. Alise and David Bartley.

The event is presented by Gaea Landscaping as The Emerald City Champion sponsor. Additional sponsors include DeAngelis Diamond, LeeCorp Homes and Wilson & Johnson as Lion’s Heart of Gold sponsors; First Horizon Bank, HBK CPAs and Consultants, Omni Financial Services, Priority Marketing, Southern Living Contractors, Southern Oak Wealth Management and TaxSavers as Ruby Slipper sponsors; Florida Gulf Coast University, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Mutual Trust Advisory Group and Tommy Bohanon Foundation as Yellow Brick Road sponsors. Other sponsors include Boatman Ricci, Maughan Himschoot & Associates Law Group, Potter Homes, Priority Business Solutions, Pulte Homes, Roof Right and The Simonelli Real Estate Group. Gulfshore Life is the media sponsor.

Better Together helps parents who are going through a hard time to keep their children out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. Established in Southwest Florida eight years ago, the nonprofit’s programming has rapidly expanded to reach families in 24 counties across the state. To date, the organization has served over 9,000 children. The family program has kept 98% of families served through mentoring and hosting together and out of the foster care system, while helping 39,000 job seekers across 22 states find employment.

“We are so grateful for our wonderful lineup of sponsors this year,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “With the community’s support, we can address the root causes of child neglect and help families navigate the difficulties and challenges that come with life and parenting. We are all better together, and together we can help our neighbors find their way home.”

The gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, located at 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs and tickets are $350 per person and $2,500 for tables of eight. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

Those who are unable to attend but are interested in contributing to Better Together can make donations online at or via mail to 15275 Collier Blvd., Suite 201-284, Naples, FL 34119.

Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit
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