I’ve been covering Chrysalis’s big fundraiser, called The Butterfly Ball, for years in the SEEN. It is an uber-fancy affair set at impressive manses all over town that raise dough for the non-profit. Chrysalis
is dedicated to helping homeless and low-income people by providing job training and the resources needed to find and retain employment. Their fundraising galas are fancy, star-studded affairs. The shindig for the multi-million dollar expansion and renovation of the org’s Downtown facility was definitely a smaller todo, but what it lacked in glitz it made up for in heart. Supporters mingled and heard success stories from clients like Kenneth Barfield and Lanita Fields. “If you utilize the program to the fullest, it will work for you. This facility is a ray of hope,” said Barfield.