The 1st Annual Beacon of Hope Celebration, a fundraiser to benefit WellStone Behavioral Health, was a resounding success raising a total of $100,355 in donations and pledges! The inaugural event took place on Wednesday, November 5 from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Early Works Grand Hall and had an attendance of 102 community members. Through presentations from CEO Brian Davis and Board President Byrom Goodwin, guests heard about the great work we do as an agency, how we make a difference in the lives of those we serve, and about the unfortunate existing gaps in those services. Guests also had a chance to hear from three different clients about their individual journeys to recovery as well as a live testimony from James Hickman, LCSW and WellStone Adult Services Therapist. We are thrilled with the success of the 1st Annual Beacon Of Hope Celebration and are excited for the future!
In kind sponsors of the event were Allied Photocopy and Bob Boyer with Fox 54, catering was done by The Office Break Room and Bar, and audio and visual was provided by America’s Party Pros.
Save the date for our 2nd Annual Beacon of Hope Celebration is scheduled for November 4, 2015.