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May 2013

Supporting the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

Submitted by: Gerald
Supporting the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

Holland America Line has been a proud sponsor of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus since 2003. On Saturday May 11, the SMC had their annual black tie auction and dinner, and this year’s theme was “Springtime in Paris.”

The organization raises funds for local LGBT community programs, youth “It Gets Better” outreach project and a youth scholarship fund. Among those in attendance from Holland America Line were Christy Oakland, senior director reservations; Greg Crick, senior manager guest relations; Dee Keegan-Grant, executive assistant to Stein Kruse; Leon Gessula, senior director revenue management and myself. Company associates in attendance were Jeff Cacy, managing director airline marketing Boeing Corporation and Nancy Hollenbeck, co-owner Hollenbeck Productions. It was a smashing success and with the help of a 10-day Holland America Line cruise in the auction line-up, the evening’s goal fund target was raised!

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From left: Jeff Cacy, Nancy Hollenbeck and myself.

From left: Jeff Cacy, Nancy Hollenbeck and myself.

Dee Keegan-Grant and Doug Grant.

Dee Keegan-Grant and Doug Grant.

From left: me, Christy Oakland and Greg Crick.

From left: me, Christy Oakland and Greg Crick.

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Gerald Bernhoft is Holland America Line’s director Mariner Society.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you, Gerald, for showcasing how well Holland America Line aids the community by participating in and sponsoring such worthy causes. Appreciate seeing the HAL people attending and must add that the decorations looked worthy of a HAL World Cruise!

  2. Holland America Line has been a long time supporter of the Seattle Men’s Chorus | Seattle Women’s Chorus for many, many years and continues to be a valuable and important corporate partner. The Staff are always wonderful to work with and without your support of events like Black Tie & Sequins we could not have succeeded in reaching our goal on May 11th. Thank you for all you do for us.

    Gerry Kunkel
    Community Relations Manager
    Seattle Men’s Chorus | Seattle Women’s Chorus

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