Meet the Founder

Cheryl Campbell Founded The Christmas Gala in 2009


Cheryl graduated Bucks County Community College in 2013 with an Associates of Arts degree. Before attending college, Cheryl ran her own home daycare for seven years, and then moved on to work in customer service and accounts receivable for 10 years. She went back to her passion of working with children with her in-home daycare and then as an instructional assistant at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 for the last thirteen years. While working full time is when she received her degree and founded her own 501(c)(3) called The Christmas Gala, a non-profit that serves low income senior citizens throughout Bucks County. Cheryl began the organization out of the living room of her home and has since outgrown it and moved to an office in Bristol Borough. Growing from one program to four, starting with a handful of volunteers to over 40, and as of March of 2017, she has resigned her day job and now works full time as the executive director of the company.

Cheryl has been nominated for and won many awards for her success with this organization. She and the Gala were finalists for 2017 Bucks Happening List for Power Person, volunteer and the annual Christmas Gala event.  The Christmas Gala was a finalist for community service from Lower Bucks Champions of Commerce in 2017. She won Bucks County Do-Gooders in 2014, a candidate for the Women of Distinction award in 2015, Bucks Happening Mover and Shaker award 2015, Bucks Happening Best Charity in 2014, and Bucks County Courier Times Emerging Leader 2016.  Cheryl speaks at Lion’s and Rotary Clubs, various classrooms and other nonprofits to help others understand what the needs are of our seniors.  She continues to help seniors on a daily basis.




Executive Director of The Christmas Gala:

One of the Best and Most Innovative Leaders in Our Community in 2016christmas-gala-video-snapshot

Central Bucks Family YMCA, The Intelligencer and the Bucks County Courier Times have chosen our Executive Director, Cheryl Campbell, as one of the best and most innovative leaders impacting our community this year.

See the full list here.  Read the full Courier Times article here.

The Christmas Gala was nominated as one of the top ten Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer 2014 Do-Gooder organizations! Click here to learn more about the Do-Gooders.