Family Service Center rocks on with virtual fundraiser
Family Service Center held its critical virtual annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 17. Co-Hosts were Dr. Renee Z. Dominguez, FSC's Executive Director, and Christopher Liby of Sayre & Jones Auctioneers. Home from Mizzou (University of Missouri-Columbia) to help FSC with the event as Broadcasting Director was 2020 GBN Grad Ethan Levy. Locally renowned artist Elisa Boughner created the beautiful diptych reflection on both Resilience & Hope that set the stage for the event. The successful event to celebrate a year of Resilience & Hope raised over its modest goal of $100K. More than 350 guests participated in Saturday's event, including some key local and state officials, representatives from most of the area schools and area organizations, and so many individuals who believe in FSC's Mission to strengthen and empower families and communities by providing accessible evidence-based counseling, crisis response, outreach & education. This year's FSC Heart of the Family award, specially created by The Crystal Cave, honored the Northbrook Community Relations Commission for their efforts in championing mental wellness in the community.
FSC would like to thank its presenters for the evening: Cathy Kedjidjian, Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, Glenview School District 34; Eric Etherton, Assistant Principal, Student Services, Glenbrook North High School; Jill Brickman, Northfield Township Supervisor; Gayle Curcio, Northfield Township Community Coordinator; Tony DeMonte, Administrator for Technology, Information, and Safety, Wilmette District 39; Allison Ewing, LCSW, Inspired Life Tapping Foundation; Bruce Doughty, Chairman, Northbrook Community Relations Commission.
FSC would also like to thank its generous event sponsors: Inspired Life Tapping Foundation; Louise & Jim Yao; ITW; LUNDBECK US Charitable Fund; CIBC; Wintrust: Northbrook Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Northshore Community Bank & Trust Company; Connie Dornan Real Estate; Fields Auto Group; James Neaylon Insurance; Willow Lake Orthodontics; Woman's Club of Wilmette; Worsek & Vihon LLP.
A huge THANK YOU to all who donated by purchasing tickets, adopted rocks, purchased from Wine Insiders, will be purchasing reproduction prints and notecards from Elisa at Artifex Studio, and/or supported FSC's Fund-a-Need. Please visit FSC's website at www.FamilyServiceCenter.com to see all of the generous local In-Kind Donors for FSC's amazing Grand Prize Package, wonderful Basket Raffles, and Surprise Raffles throughout the evening. If you'd like to view the event and/or still support the critical work of FSC, please TEXT "FSC" to 41444 to receive a link.