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16th Annual Harvest of Hope Gala

October 1, 2019

Cornerstone School to Celebrate Success at Annual Fundraiser

For Immediate Release

Contact: Katie Belue
Phone: 205-769-0034

Birmingham, Ala. – Cornerstone Schools of Alabama is pleased to present the 16th Annual Harvest of Hope Gala, hosted by the Cornerstone Women’s Service Board. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 18th at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and will honor long-time board member and Cornerstone supporter, James M. Proctor II. 

Cornerstone’s Harvest of Hope is an annual fundraiser attended by Birmingham’s business and community leaders. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., guests will enjoy a social hour featuring live music along with a silent and live auction, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and a brief program highlighting the many success stories of the school and its honoree. 

“Our mission is to provide as much support as possible for the children attending Cornerstone,” said Julie Blumenthal, president of Cornerstone’s Women’s Service Board. “These kids are our future leaders and we want to do everything in our power to equip them with everything they need to succeed.” 

Guests may become an event sponsor or purchase their individual tickets online at All proceeds will directly benefit more than 595 students at Cornerstone School. 

“We are grateful to all of our faithful friends who give and serve to ensure a bright future for the students of Cornerstone,” said Cornerstone President Dr. Nita Carr.  “The mission and work of Cornerstone would not be possible without our generous community friends and partners.” 

For sponsorship information about this event, please contact Mary Claire McDougald at 205.769.0278 or visit our website at


Cornerstone Schools of Alabama is a Christ-centered school that serves inner-city students in grades K4-12. Cornerstone goes beyond education to inspire and empower students to glorify God. Students receive an affordable and life-changing education in a Christian environment. Cornerstone challenges students academically while developing their character and growing their faith. For more information, visit

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