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Earlier this year, ViaTech formed a committee responsible for updating the company’s core values to reflect the modern beliefs of leadership, employees and stakeholders.
One of those new core values is “Community.” Not only do we pride ourselves on responding to the needs of our employees, customers and neighbors, but we support programming that enhances quality of life in the communities where we live and work.
Often, “community” refers to our physical workplace and the people who comprise it. But we also seek opportunities to serve our friends in the Dallas community.
Cathy Ice, ViaTech CRM Program Director, recently introduced ViaTech to Night of Superstars – a charity she has been serving for 11 years, starting as graphic designer and now as a board member and Director of Strategy, Marketing & Support.
Founded in Dallas in 2005, Night of Superstars is a charity event that celebrates the accomplishments of area children with various disabilities who reach beyond their adversities to excel in academics, athletics, the arts and community service.
Night of Superstars began as a small gathering of just 12 superstars and 100 guests at a small dinner theater. Today, the event attracts hundreds of attendees, and there are plans to launch in other cities around the US.
Night of Superstars is more than just a one-night event, though. Its mission is to help superstars realize their full potential through every stage of life.
To carry out this mission, the founding organization offers both mentorship and scholarship funding to students in need.
ViaTech was honored to be both a table sponsor and the official printer for the 2021 event, which took place October 23. Employees from several departments also volunteered to set up, check-in guests and escort superstars down the red carpet.
Over the course of the evening, six outstanding kids were inducted to the superstar program, and $100,000 was raised to support the Night of Superstars mission.
“When serving others also means sharing the experience with friends and family, you know you’ve invested in a wonderful organization,” said Cathy Ice. “And when the place you work supports those in the community, it is the icing on top. The superstars teach you to find what is important to you and surround yourself with those who support your dreams. I am blessed to have an enriched life full of caring coworkers and amazing superstars.”
If you’re interested in providing mentorship, making a donation or sponsoring a future event, please visit https://www.nightofsuperstars.org/.