Utah-based bedding accessories maker Malouf has announced that the Malouf Foundation raised $41,314 for Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) at its second annual Art for CAPSA art auction and dinner fundraiser.
On Oct. 6, more than 100 guests enjoyed a nine-course meal prepared by Malouf Chef Courtney Larsen while bidding on 55 pieces of art donated by local artists. Pieces included photography, sculpture, watercolor and oil paintings, including a stunning 50-inch by 70-inch painting of the Teton mountains by renowned Utah artist Kent Wallis.
“Last year, which was our first time putting on a fundraising event, we raised $22,000 for CAPSA,” said Sam Malouf, CEO of Malouf and board member of the Malouf Foundation. “We had a goal to double what we did last year, and we came close to the mark in raising funds for an incredible organization that does critical work in our community.”
Malouf employees volunteered personal time to serve dinner, fill glasses and even wash dishes to create an elegant experience and to make the most of donated funds, ensuring that all proceeds went to the non-profit organization.
Throughout the evening, Wallis created a live painting in front of dinner guests that was auctioned off at the close of the event. Other notable works included paintings by Michael Malm, Larry Winborg and Owen Mortensen; photography by Jennifer Meyers; and a bronze sculpture by Scott Rogers.
Funds from the Malouf Foundation event will support CAPSA therapy programs.
“The need for therapists who understand the trauma associated with domestic violence and sexual assault continues to increase as our waiting list continues to grow,” said CAPSA Development Director James Boyd, Jr. “The money raised at the Malouf art auction will ensure we continue to offer therapy services and allows us to support a client when they need us most.”
About Malouf: Malouf combines ambition and innovation to produce bedding accessories that focus on meticulous design and construction for superior comfort and value. Since 2004, the company has developed bedding products at its Logan, Utah headquarters, creating a full range of sleep products backed by excellent warranties, efficient shipping and distinguished customer support.