Justin's Celebration of Life: A Charitable Fundraiser (2022): A Recap & Thank you!



Justin's Wings of Hope Foundation annual fundraiser returned to Mulino's Lake Isle on Thursday, July 21, 2022. After a year hiatus from fundraising, we were pleased to have almost $20,000 raised, reaching our goal for the Justin's Wings of Hope Foundation. It was great to see old friends and supporters of the cause come out and enjoy a great evening of food, drinks and dancing!


OUR IMPACT

We had a very special video update from Gemini Phillips. Gemini graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Biology making both the President’s and Dean’s List. Gemini was awarded a scholarship from the Justin's Wings of Hope Foundation in 2014 to pursue her passion for science and medicine. Since receiving the scholarship, Gemini has sought out opportunities to use her skills to help others. The next step for Gemini is medical school! She will begin her studies at Ross University School of Medicine this fall. Congratulations Gemini!

"My hope is to practice in diverse underserved communities where I can truly make a difference in the lives of my patients. I would like to thank Justin and the Justin's Wings of Hope Foundation for the continued support, love, and investment in my future"

- Gemini Phillips


Thank you very much to our board, Mulino’s of Lake Isle, and everyone that helped make this event so successful. Thank you for attending the fundraiser and for your donations. We greatly appreciate the support your contribution brings to our community and the work Justin's Wings of Hope Foundation does. We're grateful for such support and we're looking forward to seeing what next year's fundraiser will bring.


"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who attended and sent donations. We greatly appreciate the support your contribution brings to our community and the work Justin's Wings of Hope Foundation does in honor of Justin" - Alicia Samela


View the photo album from the evening here




Gemini Phillips sent an very special video update after receiving a scholarship to Delaware State University in 2014

Justin's Uncle Greg Samela - Jeweler
Greg Samela won the 50/50 raffle but donated it back to the foundation. Thank you for your generous donation!