Photos by Daniel Coston Photography
Charity League of Charlotte’s 38th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction helped raise funds for the nonprofit’s mission of helping children in need, a mission it has achieved for almost 100 years. Charity League is Charlotte’s oldest philanthropic organization run by women.
The all-volunteer group chose Myers Park Country Club as the venue for day of fashion, silent auction with a Springtime in Paris theme.
Accordinist Sean Mulcahy and singer Elizabeth Jetton performed French-inspired music. Suzanne Libfraind, SouthPark Mall’s personal shopper, styled an informal fashion show featuring clothes from Neiman Marcus, Dillard’s, Johnny Was, Nordstrom and shoes from Stuart Weitzman. The model were Lydia McNeary, Emily Zimmerman, Teresa Rose, Myra Lee and Francene Marie.
Spring Fundraiser Chair Tina Spencer and her committee asked Kelly Price, Executive Director of Title i Services of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to speak about the importance of Charity League’s support of some of Charlotte’s most underserved students.
Afterward, Charity League President Olivia Fortson announced that after six months of Strategic Planning, the nonprofit was launching its new CLHub closets in two of Charlotte’s most underserved schools, Hidden Valley Elementary and Sterling Elementary. CLHub will provide students in needed with access to critical basic needs including school uniforms, clothing, shoes, undergarments and toiletries so they will feel confident and ready to learn.