For several years, our local Keller Williams Realty, has held a Cash Bash to Benefit local charity organizations. Year one was held at the Champaign VFW and raised over $10,000 for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. Year 2 we raised over $10,000 for Salt and Light and in year 3 we raised over $10,00 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
During our 4th year of planning we were approached by the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois. They had an idea to build the first of it’s kind comprehensive center for wounded veterans that wanted to go back to college and start or complete higher levels of education. A challenge was proposed to us to raise over $100,000. At first we didn’t think such a task was possible, however, we accepted this challenge and began the planning of the first Cash Bash Gala for the Chez Family Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.