The Moraine Valley Foundation raised more than $56,000 in proceeds at its Mission Possible Virtual Fundraising Gala to support Moraine Valley Community College. The money raised will be used for student scholarships, student emergency funds and to help support various college projects.

Over 100 people viewed the spy-themed event online, which featured entertainment by Katie Kadan, a popular contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” and an alumna of Moraine Valley, and Elliott Aaron from Artbeat Live, who created a painting of Chicago landmarks while viewers watched.

Professional emcee John Stemberg showcased auction items, led an interactive Fingerprint Heads or Tails game and raffle, and engaged the audience throughout the evening. Viewers bid on over 90 items offered in the silent auction.

More than 40 to-go dinners made by Country House Restaurant, which were available for purchase prior to the gala, were picked up on the day of the event for viewers to enjoy at home.

“We are so grateful to the many individuals who attended our virtual gala and to those who bid on the items we featured in our silent auction,” said Kristy McGreal, executive director of the Foundation. “The gala’s proceeds will allow us to help students pursue their educational goals.”

Sponsors of the gala included Demonica Kemper Architects, wine sponsor; ComEd, top-secret activity sponsor; Advocate Aurora Health, entertainment sponsor; and Heide Wealth Management Group, KI, and Medix, silent auction sponsors. The Foundation’s 2021 annual event sponsors include Demonica Kemper Architects, Legat Architects and UPS, gold; John and Patricia Coleman, bronze; and First Midwest Bank and PepsiCo, supporting sponsors.

For more information, contact the Moraine Valley Foundation at (708) 974-5740.