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2019 Celebration of Hope Dinner2020-07-17T19:22:48+02:00

Celebration of Hope Dinner 2019

ACCESS to a bright future

Preparing young adults with learning differences for the workplace

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 19h00

Join us and Make a Difference

Please join us on Thursday, 21 November 2019 at our second Celebration of Hope dinner.  We are very excited to share this special occasion with you in support of young adults with learning differences and special educational needs.

ASK is solely funded by donations and counts on the support of dedicated volunteers to provide the much-needed programmes and support for the parents and their children and young adults who have learning differences and special educational needs. Over the past years, ASK has been a one-stop resource for parents, schools, and specialists, working to support children and young adults with learning differences and special educational needs to meet their full potential socially and academically.

The 2019 dinner theme will focus on the ACCESS program. The money raised will provide important funding for the pilot phase of the program, which started in Autumn 2019. ACCESS is a 2-4 year post-secondary and residential (in year 2 or 3) program designed to meet the transitional needs of young adults from 17 years and up, diagnosed with learning, intellectual, and developmental difficulties. The curriculum integrates independent living skills, social communication development, and employment preparation into a functional, academic experience that supports community inclusion.

A Helping Hand

The Celebration of Hope is the occasion to reflect on the past 16 years of combined efforts. It is also a time to enjoy and to look to the future by bringing together young adults with special needs as well as the community supporting them. It is also the occasion to express our gratitude to our generous donors and to welcome future partners and contributors without whom our work would not be possible.

ASK Gala Committee Members

John McCarthy, chair
Pamela Cloutier
Kevin Crowley
Abena Lauber
Nadine Nuwayhid
Joy Tong
Jean Wong-Boustany


19h00 Welcome Drinks
20h00 Dinner & Programme
Live Auction
Tombola Prize Draw
23h00 End of Event


ASK Gala Auction and Tombola Prizes

We are happy to announce the following winners of the tombola.

Book Your Seat or Reserve Your Table

Individual ticket: CHF 250
A table for 10: CHF 2200

Cannot Attend? Make a Donation, Sponsor a Child!

Donor: If you cannot attend and would like to donate, we accept any donation large or small in increments of CHF50

Be Inspired DONATE NOW!!

I am only one but still I am one,
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something,
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

– Edward Everett Hale






On behalf of the special children we served, please accept our heartfelt thank you for your generosity.
We look forward to welcoming you at our Celebration of Hope dinner on 21 November at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva.

ASK Gala Committee