Our Eighth Annual Gala, “Hope for Heroes 2019,” Is Scheduled!

October 12, 2019

Keynote – Spotlight Entertainer/Artist Michael Israel

Michael Israel, the original ‘Speed Painter,’ has millions of fans worldwide including celebrities, Fortune 100 CEOs and United States Presidents. His work has raise millions of dollars for more than 100 charities worldwide.

To watch his Art in Concert is to succumb to an all-encompassing, inspirational experience like no other. A form of communication unto itself, it is a feast for the eyes, the ears, and also for the soul. It is an event that is impossible to witness in a removed manner, the result of which is an enlightenment achieved through no other fashion.

Through his captivating performance, he has the innate ability to inspire and motivate as he reaches each member of the audience on a personal level while entertaining and thrilling on a lavish, monumental scale. He has created extraordinary custom images for some of the largest companies on earth and his own creations have garnered millions of fans. “Hero,” depicting the heartwarming story of a firefighter unknowingly rescuing his own child in the shadow of the Twin Towers is shown in schools and universities around the world and has garnered more than 13 million fans on YouTube alone.

Michael’s artistic journey began at the age of two when his parents caught him painting on the walls of their home. Since then, he has empowered millions of people around the world. He has a heart as big and grand as his oversized canvasses, and he has raised millions of dollars for more than 100 charitable organizations including the Special Olympics, the All-Star Children’s Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Michael energizes any event, from Presidential galas and dinners in Washington, DC to a Global Healthcare Symposium in Monte Carlo. He has been on televised performances in Mexico City and shared stages with Jay Leno in Las Vegas. Michael also performed on the Olympic Medals stage in Salt Lake City with Brooks & Dunn. At a Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting (The Super Bowl of all business meetings), he performed a portrait of billionaire investor Warren Buffet, which later sold for $100,000.00 to benefit Girls Inc of Omaha.

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