The Power of Love Gala is an annual lifestyle celebration and the vision of Pam Reaves, Founder and Owner of NELLA, LLC. She has partnered with her husband, Reginald U. Scriber, Sr., as well as Bill and Tammy Clowney, who are the owners of Simply Elegant Catering and the Grey Rock Mansion, to host this dream come true event.
The Power of Love Gala is a unique celebration that takes place in the month of February each year. Power couples are honored for: (1) Lives well lived under the influence of the power of love; (2) Victories over challenges and adversity that are testaments to the power of love; (3) Legacies that are being or have been created through and motivated by the power of love; (4) Odds that have been defied because the belief in, and courage to exercise the power of love and; (5) Memories that gift us with lifetime reminders of the power of love. These attributes are not reserved for celebrity or the affluent only. Any couple can be a power couple as long as their relationship is governed by the power of love.
This incredible unforgettable evening includes a VIP reception (all of our guests are VIP’s), gourmet dinner, live entertainment, an amazing shopping experience with premium vendors, and a door prize, compliments of by one of our major sponsors, Kent Fisher Furs..
Although the Gala is not for couples only, the highlight of the evening is the Awards Ceremony, wherein we honor a diverse group of power couples. The honorees represent faith-based, legal, political, entertainment, business, and medical communities. Some of our power couples are newlyweds, while others have been living under, basking in, and driven by the power of love for many years. They are diverse in ethnicity, age, and culture. That’s what makes this ceremony and evening so special. We prove that big dreams can be fulfilled; communities can be governed and served; and any income level and group of people can live the empowered lifestyle without sacrificing family, faith, and love.
The Gala’s hosts are honored to support other initiatives that enrich the human experience and embrace the power of love. In 2014, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of tickets was given to a faith-based initiative, Ray of Hope Kenya, in the form of a charitable contribution. Ray of Hope Kenya is an empowerment program for women and girls that educate and train the women of Kenya to be self-sufficient, thereby avoiding the toxic relationship contributing factor of dependency.
In 2015, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Women Veterans Interactive (WVI). Founded by Ginger Miller, a Navy veteran and military spouse, WVI was created to meet all women veterans at their specific points of need. The organization’s mission, “Supporting Women Veterans through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach, and Unification” (AEIOU), is supported by a talented team of women veterans and military spouses to include Honorary Board Member Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Board Member Brigadier General Belinda Pinckney, USA, Retired.
Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7AOZtMcUtQ&feature=youtu.be for a glimpse into the incredible, unforgettable evening we celebrated on February 15, 2014.
Also, if you participate in social media, you can view photographs taken by another sponsor, The Umbrella Syndicate,