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Meet NY Times Best-Selling Author at Sheltering heARTS

Laura Schroff, NY Times Best-Selling Author of: An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny, Keynote Guest at Sheltering Hearts.

Meet NY Times Best-Selling Author at Sheltering heARTS
Riverside, CA, June 18, 2013 --( Leadership Riverside, Alumni Class of 2012, founders of Sheltering heARTS, announces the 2nd Annual Sheltering heARTS fundraising gala event benefiting Riverside County’s Path of Life homeless and transitional shelters. This major fundraiser provides much-needed funds to assist Path of Life in delivering critical programs that rescue, restore and rebuild the lives of homeless individuals and families in Riverside County. In 2012, the premiere event raised over $71,000. "Community-organized events like Sheltering heARTS are true testimonials to how Riverside is Seizing its Destiny,” said Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey. “This event strengthens local giving to help our own – to change the course of homelessness with family support, job training and short-term housing assistance.” According to former Riverside Mayor, Ronald O. Loveridge, “Last year’s event was a night filled with purpose and emotion – to raise awareness about homelessness in Riverside. The Sheltering heARTS event provided an opportunity to have fun, but more importantly, to build key relationships to support Path of Life services in Riverside.”

Sheltering Hearts is honored to bring keynote guest, Laura Schroff, to Riverside, California. Schroff is a recent New York Times best-selling author of An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny. When she first met Maurice on a New York City street corner, she had no idea that she was standing on the brink of an incredible and unlikely friendship that would inevitably change both their lives – for over 25 years. Schroff is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Conde Nast and was part of the advertising team that made USA Today a successful national newspaper. Before helping launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen People, and People StyleWatch—she was also the New York division manager at People magazine. Schroff has also been the New York ad manager at Ms. magazine and associate publisher at Brides.

Sheltering Hearts is dedicated to supporting Path of Life by presenting another spectacular evening of art, inspiration, entertainment, music, gourmet food, drinks and unique, one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Riverside Art Museum. Tickets are $120 per person, including all beverages. Gregory Adamson, world renowned performance artist, will perform “Facing The Music” with the final artwork auctioned at the event. Chef Jerry Baker, owner of Tinga in Los Angeles and Santa Monica and The Food Matters, brings over two decades of expertise to create an event filled with delectable culinary tastes. Visit
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