My Father Had a Dream...
After a party my family planned for me in
January of 1999, marking my 60th birthday,
I announced to my guests,This has been
such a terrific party, lets do it again.
However, next year you will pay to attend
the party and we will donate the proceeds to charity.
The invitation was received with thunderous applause, marking the inception of the
Orlando Family Foundation for Charities.
The 13th annual was held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Orlando Gardens located at 4300 Hoffmeister Ave.
The evening began with hors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm which included a small silent auction, special entertainment, open bar, and an elegant
four course dinner prepared by Orlando Gardens Executive Chef, Larry Dann. A brief oral auction was held to increase the evenings proceeds.
Any 501(c)3 charity can be represented through the purchase of a table at the dinner auction. The cost per table of 8 is $1,200.
Individuals may also attend at a cost of $150 per person. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. For every table purchased
representing an eligible charity, an entry into the drawing is awarded. Following the auction, two drawings will take place and the charities
chosen will receive the proceeds.
My dream was to have an evening of fun, friends and wonderful food to support the charities of St. Louis.
Help us make my dream and the dreams of many others come true.
Invite a group of your friends and enjoy a fabulous evening.
Sam Orlando Sr.