2014 Mentors International Gala
Photos by Cami Niemi
Mentors International raised $173,000 to lift people out of poverty at their gala, held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek on Nov. 8. Lloyd Newell, the voice of Music and the Spoken Word, was the master of ceremonies, and guests enjoyed dinner and a performance by Vocal Point. The night honored Mary Ellen Smoot, the 13th general president of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who introduced the idea of the gala. Taryn Green, a Mentors volunteer, spoke about her experiences, and Mark Petersen, President and CEO, gave the closing address. Mentors provides low-interest business loans to help individuals in developing countries escape poverty. An estimated 3.3. million people have benefited from the organization.
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