9th Annual Restored Wings, "Flourish" Gala

Join Us

When: September 14, 2023

Location: Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel and Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128

Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Dinner Served: Approximately 6:45 PM
Business to Cocktail Attire


For Individual or Corporate Sponsorships, please see the sponsorship grid here and email us with questions at

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We truly hope you will consider joining us September 14th, 2023 as a guest to experience the work of Restored Wings in person. We know you receive numerous requests such as ours, all for very worthy causes. We thank you sincerely for your time and consideration of helping us support survivors of trafficking.

Silent Auction

Do you own a business? Like planning? Love gifts?
Consider donating a silent auction item!

Your donation will be a part of the silent auction at RW-Flourish Gala, which supports our programming
through the Restored Wings home (and soon Restored Wings Ranch) for survivor’s recovery & empowerment.
We ask for your assistance in our efforts by giving silent auction donation.

Based on commitment levels, donors and sponsors will be recognized in our event brochures, on screen during our event, on our website, and throughout social media.

We are so thankful for your time and consideration of helping us support survivors of trafficking.

Hope exists because of amazing support from people and businesses like you.

Silent Auction Donation Guide

-All items must be new (if you have used items to donate we can take those for our program)

-No items with offensive  messaging or language

Items we’ve had success with:

Hotel stays

Restaurant gift card or meal voucher

Clothing gift card

Children’s Activities

Vacation rentals and packages

Family or date outings (i.e. bowling, art class, axe throwing, gun or archery range)

Wine Baskets

Transportation (i.e. Flight voucher, gas card, Uber or Lyft gift card, train ticket)

Seasonal events (pumpkin patch, amusement park, light show)

To donate silent auction items, please email us at,

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tonya Stafford.

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We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Tonya Stafford-Manning to our 9th Annual Restored Wings “Flourish” Gala as our keynote speaker!
Dr. Tonya Stafford-Manning was sold by her drug addicted mother at age 13 to a grown man that held her captive for 10 years. She birthed three of her perpetrator’s children, was beaten daily but it was ONE person that saw her and knew something wasn’t right. Find out who saved her life and the signs you need to look for to keep you and your child from being a victim.

Dr. Tonya Stafford is a native of Dallas, Texas, with over 17 years of experience working with women, young girls and children. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been trained by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) program. Tonya received a Doctoral Degree in Divinity 22 day of January 2022 by Grace International Seminary /Trinity International Seminary. Dr. Tonya is a proud board member of TAASA Survivor Advisory Board. Dr. Tonya is also a Proud NTSA Accreditation Review Panelist for National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA).
It’s Going To Be Ok Inc. (IGTBOK) was started by Tonya Stafford to help human trafficking survivors. It is her vision to eradicate human trafficking one survivor at a time through rescue, restoration, and education. Tonya’s vision is aimed at those from all backgrounds, and ethnicity regardless of who they are. Tonya started IGTBOK in 2014 and from there IGTBOK has grown and been recognized throughout the state of Texas and the United States

Event Emcee: Maggi Thorne


We are blessed to have Maggi Thorne as our event emcee. Maggi is an American Ninja Warrior 7X top competitor, second Mom up the warped wall and first to beat the Salmon Ladder.

After spending a decade designing and managing $340M in construction projects building stadiums and arenas, God called her to build people, not buildings. She became Co-Founder for JoyFLowCo to equip and inspire active women and travels the nation as a motivational speaker empowering leaders, youth and women. She was 2nd place at the World’s Toughest Mudder running 75 miles and completing 334 obstacles in 24 hours, a previous Mrs. International traveling the globe as a non-profit advocate for the poor and underserved, she is known for her trademark bow that represents dreams can come true at any age.

She currently is a DIrector of Innovation and Tech Education for the non-profit AIM Institute to help inspire people to advance their life through tech careers! Her Three Children travel the country with her exploring America, sharing the Gospel, and serving its communities inspiring people to Never Give Up!

Honorary Chairs: Sue and Darren Harsin

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Darren and Sue have been married for thirty five years and have three sons, (Zachry, Joshua, Andrew ) and five grandchildren. They live in Washington county on an acreage outside of Blair, NE.

Darren was a public school educator, teaching and coaching at the high school level for thirty five years before retiring in 2018. He currently works with high school and college athletes as a certified mental performance coach. Darren is also on the board of directors for Restored Wings.Sue is a Marriage and Family therapist in private practice for the past forty years. She is also the Director of Upper Room Counseling Center in Blair and is the facilitator and owner of Unbridled Acres, an equine assisted psychotherapy facility. Sue also works with the victims of sex trafficking and satanic ritual abuse.

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