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About 80 people gathered May 9 at the Center for Architecture for Sapphire Fund’s “Circus” casino night, including Stephen Assenheimer (from left), Sapphire board members Laura Snee, Antoine Johnson, event chair John Crawford, Donny Mignone, board president Wayne Hamilton and Al Besse. Fundraising from the event will be contributed in part to Sapphire’s three 2009 beneficiaries: the Mazzoni Center, Foyer of Philadelphia and the National Adoption Center/Adoption Center of Delaware Valley. Hamilton said that while last year’s casino night drew a slightly larger crowd, this year’s event garnered larger, bigger-ticket items for the silent auction, fueling Sapphire’s fundraising capabilities. Photo: Scott Drake