$90,000 ART AUCTION!!
500 guests were treated to an amazing performance to support Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, dedicated to caring for the community's homeless, neglected and abused animals.
Michael has been a supporter of the Peoria Promise for over a decade. He flew to Peoria a month before the gala to do a press conference with Mayor Jim Ardis, lecture at Illinois College, paint with the kids at the Boys & Girls Club, and meet with sponsors. Michael's art auctioned for nearly $50,000 bringing the collective total with past performances for Peoria Promise to almost $200,000.
Michael has a fondness for the Boca West Children's Foundation and delighted attendees on multiple occasions. Each time an over-full agenda only allotted 7-min for painting. Michael's art SOLD; $60,000, $45,000, and $35,000, and when he couldn't give a live performance, he sent a small artwork to support the kids that sold for $8,000!
Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.
The Immunotherapy Foundation's third annual Rock & Roll Avalanche, featuring a performance by Billy Idol, was an unforgettable concert gala to raise funds for critical cancer research and prevention programs in the San Diego community. IF is a San Diego-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate HPV-related cancers. Michael's live performance of his popular LENNON piece was met with enthusiastic cheers and standing ovations; A total of $42,000 was raised during the art auction!
Emergency Chaplain Group hosted their 8th Annual Hope for Heroes Gala at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, where they showcased the incredible work Chaplains perform with first responders. What sets ECG apart from other Chaplain organizations is the fact they only use Chaplains who had previously worked in the fields of EMS, Firefighting, and Police. By doing this, first responders can feel more comfortable in opening up about their struggles and issues and get much-needed help. Michael's live performance of Statue of Liberty, American Eagle, and Jesus, brought the house down and raised $40,000!
Emergency Ministries provides Chaplaincy service to EMS, Fire, Paramedic and Police agencies on-scene and “behind the scene” with an emphasis is on Critical Incident Stress mitigation.
Michael's performance absolutely WOWed the crowd!! He performed crowd favorites John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, followed by a special performance of Heart Hands, which encapsulated the Mission of Stupid Strong, and left the audience on their feet with tears in their eyes and an experience they will remember forever.
Stupid Strong is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness about gastric cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support to families in need.
Please join Michael Israel and the Ogman family for a night of steaks, music, pinball, cigars, auction, bourbon, and classic cars, as Michael pours his heart out on canvas to raise money in support of finding a cure for 4-year-old Jordan Ogman, who was born with a fatal neurodegenerative disease of the brain: TECPR2.