Behind the Seams with summer intern Stephanie Flint

Hi! I'm Stephanie, a senior at Butler University and the Human Resources intern in the Fort Wayne office. As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed collecting Vera Bradley, and I am extremely excited about this summer. Check back to follow what's happening behind the seams at Vera Bradley!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Truly Vera Celebration

The finale of the Vera Bradley Classic is the celebratory dinner at Sycamore Hills Golf Club following the Golf Tournament. With a silent auction, delicious meal and other exciting events, it's one of the best tickets in town for supporting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Exclusive Vera Bradley tennis bags, crafted each year strictly for the Classic.

The Vera Bradley bike; one of the most sought-after items, and so adorable!

This Viva la Vera chair would be a beautiful addition to the decor in my apartment.

This year the Classic went techie. All auction bidding was done through an online system.

One of my jobs for the evening was to teach guests how to use the online bidding system.

The tent decorations were beautiful. Lots of pink, of course!

The beautiful centerpieces looked so elegant that evening (and on my desk the following morning).

Vera Bradley's fearless leaders, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, welcomed everyone and thanked them for their support.

Executive Director for the Vera Bradley Foundation, Catherine Hill, spoke about the advancements in research.

The tent was filled with 1,000 people, all supporting the cause.

A flash mob capped the evening and announced the grand total the 2011 Classic raised.

This year, our annual golf and tennis event raised an amazing $945, 185 for breast cancer research! Each year the Foundation surpasses their goal and the amount that was raised the year before, so just imagine what they will be able to do in the future!

This weekend was the result of lots of hard work and dedication from so many. It was about the cause and making strides toward change, but, for me, it was also an indescribable way to mark my first official weekend as a temporary Fort Wayne resident.

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