I was just getting ready to write a blog post about the 2016 “Children’s Champion Luncheon”….and realized I had not yet blogged about the 2015 event. I’m not going to lie, I’m terrible at keeping up this blog!
So…what is the “Children’s Champion Luncheon”? It’s both a fundraising event and an awards luncheon put on by the Idaho Voices For Children. This organization is a group of concerned Idaho citizens who group together to work on and implement new government policies and issues that will promote the interests and well being of children. The issues they focus on are health, education, safety and family economic security.
Every year one individual is honored at the luncheon and given the “Children’s Champion Award”. The person chosen has made great strides to make changes within Idaho or their community to help children. Bev Harad was the 2015 award winner. Bev started a statewide advocacy group called “People for Schools”, worked 18 years as a Boise School Trustee, and serves on the Boise Schools Foundation Board. She’s spent 25+ years advocating for Idaho’s youth.
So….when you have a big event such as this and need to make sure someone as special is honored, you bring in an event photographer to document the day. This is where I come in. I was hired to not only photograph the luncheon itself, but to capture candid photos and detail shots for future event promotions.
Thanks Idaho Voices for Children for choosing Leap Photography. It was a pleasure!
Skip Oppenheimer introduces Bev Harad
Closing comments from Lauren Necochea
(L-R): Jim Everett, Bev Harad, Barbara Morgan, Skip Oppenheimer