This weekend’s gala raised over $9 million dollars that will go towards Bill Austin’s vision of providing the gift of hearing to people throughout the world.
The event took place at the Saint Paul River Center, in Minnesota, and was hosted by Starkey Hearing Foundation founder and Starkey Hearing Technologies CEO, William F. Austin and Co-Founder, Tani Austin.
More than 1,600 guests attended the event including professional athletes, customers, celebrities, and two former presidents, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Highlights from the evening include Gene Simmon’s donation of $250,000 to fund an upcoming Starkey Hearing Foundation mission trip that will take place in China. To read more about the hearing missions, click here.
One of the honorees, the Delta Zeta Sorority, made a surprise announcement and promised to pledge $5 million dollars to the Starkey Hearing Foundation over the next five years.
The performers at the event included Katy Perry, Gene Simmons, Matt Nathanson, Jessica Sanchez, 2CELLOS, and Portia Clark.