Saved In America Gala

Saved In America (SIA), founded in 2009 by Joseph A. Travers is headquartered in San Diego and held its annual gala on November 4, 2021 at the US Grant Hotel. The evening began with a welcoming reception at 5:30 with a selection of items showcased at the silent auction prior to guests joining together within the ballroom for a sit-down dinner and presentation. The Honorary Committee for this year's gala was headed by Papa Doug Manchester and Jack McGory. Mark Larsen was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening festivities with Keynote Speaker Mark A. Morgan.

Founded in 2009 by Joseph A.Travers, Saved In America (SIA) has its headquarters in San Diego with national alliances and reach. At no charge to families, SIA volunteers to assist parents and law enforcement in locating missing, runaway, and exploited children, which are the groups most vulnerable to sexual trafficking. For victims of sexual exploitation, SIA assists in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy. SIA also aids high-risk juvenile shelters to protect children from further exploitation by pimps and predators. Since December 2014, SIA has assisted parents and law enforcement in the recovery of more than 250 children.

Photography by Gilda Adler